At least 3,496 Palestinian-Syrians have been killed in Syria since the revolution broke out in Syria in March 2011, a monitoring group revealed. The victims included 461 women and 195 people who have died of malnutrition resulting from the siege by the Assad regime on the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus.
In a report published on Monday, the Action Group for Palestinian Refugees in Syria (AGPS) said that the death toll it managed to document included deaths resulting from fighting, bombardment, and torture in the regime’s prisons.
The London-based group said that there are an estimated 1,602 Palestinian-Syrians currently detained by the Assad regime, including 99 women.
According to the report, the siege the Assad regime is imposing on the Yarmouk camp entered its 1390th day on Monday.
The group went on to say that water has been cut off from Dara’a camp for Palestinian refugees and from the Yarmouk camp for 1,126 days and 977 days respectively.
In a report published last week, AGPS said it had documented 1,600 cases of enforced disappearance among Palestinian refugees in the prisons of the Assad regime since 2011.
AGPS called for the Assad regime to reveal information about hundreds of such cases and other Palestinian detainees whose fate remains unknown. It described what the Palestinian refugees face in Assad regime prisons as a war crime.
The London-based group reports and documents daily violations against Palestinian refugees in Syria.
According to UN reports, approximately 450,000 Palestinian refugees are still living in Syria, with around 95 per cent in need of medical assistance. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)