A total of 3,542 Palestinian-Syrians, including 463 women, have been killed at the hands of the Assad regime since the outbreak of the popular uprising against Assad rule in March 2011, said the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria.
According to figures published by the British-based monitoring group on Monday, at least 1,621 Palestinian refugees, including 102 women, are currently incarcerated in the prisons of the Assad regime.
The Group went on to say that the siege imposed by the Assad regime forces and the militias of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC) on the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus entered its 1,464th day on Monday.
Moreover, 96 Palestinians died of malnutrition and medical neglect in the blockaded Yarmouk Camp. Water supplies have been cut off in Dara’a and Yarmouk camps for Palestinian refugees for 1,203 and 1,052 days respectively, the Group added.
The Group pointed out that residents of Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo have been denied access to their homes for over four years.
Syria is home to hundreds of thousands Palestinian refugees who live in camps scattered across Syria, the largest of which is the Yarmouk camp in Damascus. The majority of the residents of Yarmouk camp fled the district after it fell to the ISIS extremist group. Many Palestinian refugees also live in Nayrab and Handarat camps in Aleppo as well as in the Khan Alsheeh camp west of Damascus. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)