As many as 484 Palestinian-Syrian women have been killed in Syria since the start of the revolution in March 2011, the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria said.
In a report issued on the occasion of Mother’s Day, the London-based monitoring group said that no fewer than 240 Palestinian-Syrian women were killed as a result of the bombardment, while 68 others died as a result of the siege and lack of medical care in the Yarmouk refugee camp.
At least 28 women were killed by sniper fire, while 37 were killed in bombings. The report listed 24 women who were shot and 26 others who drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe. The victims also included five women who were executed and 34 others who were killed under torture. The figure also included 40 other deaths that the rights group attributed to a variety of reasons, including murder, suicide, disease, burns, and asphyxiation.
The group indicated that at least 107 Palestinian-Syrian women are stilled detained in the prisons of the Assad regime, including 24 women from Rural Damascus, 24 from Damascus, 12 from Homs, four from Dara’a, and 41 others from different parts of Syria.
The Group’s Monitoring and Documentation Team said that it had registered the names of 34 Palestinian-Syrian women who had been killed under torture while in the custody of the Assad regime since March 2011. It noted that it has documented gross physical abuses against Palestinian-Syrians since the start of the conflict.
The Group went on to say that a total of 570 Palestinian-Syrians, including children and elderly people, have been killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime in the reporting period.
The Group’s Monitoring and Documentation Team noted that the Assad regime continues to forcibly disappear more than 1,730 Palestinian-Syrians, including 107 females, in its prisons and security centers.
The Assad regime’s security services have already handed over the belongings of dozens of deceased detainees to their families who chose not to disclose their names for fear of reprisal by the regime’s security apparatuses. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)