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More than 3,000 Palestinians killed in Syria since 2011

Orient Net - The New Arab | 2016-05-03 17:51 Damascuss

More than 3,000 Palestinians killed in Syria since 2011
At least 3,191 Palestinians have been killed in Syrian since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, including hundreds who have died making the perilous journey across sea to Europe.  

The working group for Palestinians in Syria has documented the deaths of thousands, saying that 87 percent of the victims were civilians, including 200 Palestinian children.  

Most of the Palestinians came from Yarmouk, the largest Palestine refugee community in Syria, and were killed in the camp and surrounding areas. 



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The preliminary cause of death was regime bombing followed by sniper fire and death under torture by the regime.

There are also 1,064 Palestinians currently in Syrian prisons including 74 women.

The refugee camp in Damascus now only has around 8,000-10,000 residents remaining from a pre-2011 high of 250,000, since being besieged by the Syrian regime.  

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