3989 PALESTINIAN REFUGEES DEAD, 328 MISSING AS A RESULT OF THE WAR IN SYRIA

According to the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, at least 3989 Palestinian refugees have died and 328, including 38 females, are missing as a result of the war in Syria since 2011.

Of those whose causes of death are known majority have died as a result of the fighting in the country, which has taken the lives of 2742 Palestinians. Most of them have been collateral civilian casualties, but for example the Palestine Liberation Army – affiliated with the Baath government – has lost 277 of its members, including 17 reportedly ‘disappeared’ by the government.

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696 Palestinians are reported to have died while captives of the government and militias allied to it, with 92 illegally executed by the latter. It can be assumed that many of the hundreds of Palestinians arrested by government, significant number of which nothing have been heard for years, have died in captivity.

As the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria opposes the Baath government, it has been reluctant to publish similar numbers of Palestinians killed by the various rebel and Jihadist groups fighting it.

PHOTOS by Niraz Saied, a Palestinian refugee photographer from the Yarmouk refugee camp, who was ‘disappeared’ by the Syrian government on October 4th 2015 and whose death became known on July 17th 2018.

(Source / 18.09.2019) 

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