Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Damascus, 7 Dhulhijjah 1436/21 September 2015 (MINA) – A human rights report confirmed that 3,022 Palestinian refugees died in the ongoing Syrian conflict over the past five years.

The Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said in a statement that 1043 refugees have died because of the bombing, 663 refugees have died because of the clashes between the Syrian regime forces and the Syrian armed opposition groups, while 415 refugees have died under torture in the Syrian regime’s dungeons.

The statement also pointed that some of the refugees “have died drowning or while trying to cross the Turkish borders or because of hunger resulting from the siege imposed on the Yarmouk refugee camp, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The group pointed to the death of the refugee Mohammad Mohawesh, a resident in “Saida Zainab” refugee camp in Damascus, while trying to cross the Turkish borders. He was found dead in “Bab al-Hawa” mosque on the Turkish borders.

The Action Group for Palestinians in Syria reminded again that all the neighboring countries of Syria refuse to receive the Palestinian refugees living in Syria which increases their suffering and leads them to search for illegal ways of immigration.

The group also pointed out that the Jordanian authority continue to prevent Palestinian refugees from entering its territory based on a resolution issued in that regard, while
Turkey stopped issuing visas for Palestinian refugees. But Lebanon allows entering its territory only to the Palestinian refugees who have papers which prove that they have reunion interviews in the European embassies or for those who have booked for travelling by Beirut Airport.(T/P008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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