Monitor: Nearly 4,000 Palestinian-Syrians Killed in Syria since March 2011
As many as 3,989 Palestinian-Syrians have been killed across Syria since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria said.
In a new report, the London-based monitoring group said that 1,017 Palestinian-Syrians were killed in 2013, making it the bloodiest year of the conflict. It added that 778 others were killed in 2012, the second bloodiest year.
According to the Group, the victims included 1,977 Palestinian-Syrians who were killed inside Palestinian refugee camps and communities. Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus came first in terms of the number of deaths, with 1,422 Palestinian-Syrians killed in the camp as a result of shelling, summary executions, and siege.
The death toll included 263 who were killed in Dara’a camp, 202 in Khan al-Sheih camp in Rural Damascus, 168 in al-Nayrab camp in Aleppo, 124 in al-Husseinieh camp, and 188 who whose places of death were not identified.
The victims also included 92 who drowned while trying to reach Europe. They also included 604 who died under torture while in the custody of the Assad regime. The Group said that it recorded the arrest of 1,180 Palestinian-Syrians from the major camps and gatherings of Palestinian-Syrians in Syria.
According to the report, a total of 1,758 Palestinian-Syrians have been detained since March 2011, including 109 females.
The Group said that the Assad regime executed at least 92 Palestinian-Syrians, while 1,212 others were killed by shelling, 1,077 by gunshot wounds, 311 by sniper fire, 205 as a result of siege and lack of medical care, and 142 in bombings. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)