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Around 1,800 Palestinians refugees killed in Syria

The Action Group for Palestinians in Syria announced on Monday that 1,781 Palestinian refugees have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the uprising there.


In a statement, the Action Group revealed that Ayham Othman was the last Palestinian refugee to be killed in Syria. He was arrested two month ago, tortured and announced dead on Sunday.

According to the statement, the Al-Yarmouk Refugee camp in Damascus has now been under siege for 139 days. The siege is causing a "sever humanitarian disaster" because all food, medicine and fuel in the camp have run out.

The statement also noted that while Khan Al-Sheikh refugee camp witnessed some calm on Sunday, refugees were very cautious upon hearing the sounds of massive explosions as the result of a bombardment on a nearby area.

Like many other refugee camps, the refugees in Khan Al-Sheikh suffer from a severe shortage of food, medicines and fuel.

The Action Group noted that in the Daraa camp, in addition to the shortage of food, medicine and fuel, refugees are experiencing almost complete outages of electricity and cellular communications.

Added to this suffering inflicted by the Syrian regime, the Action Group reported that a number of Palestinian refugees who have migrated to Qudsia City have also been exposed to several violations by different opposition groups.

The Action Group did not identify precisely which opposition group had carried out these violations, but cited several cases of kidnapping, exposure to torture and demands for ransom.

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