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Campaign to Plant Olive Trees Kick-Started at Entrance of Yarmouk Camp

Published : 12-04-2019

Campaign to Plant Olive Trees Kick-Started at Entrance of Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian NGOs and activists in Denmark, in partnership with the Global Campaign for Return to Palestine, embarked on a campaign to plant olive trees bearing the names of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military during the Great March of Return protests, staged at the Gaza border since March 30, 2018.

The trees have been planted in AlBatikha Park, at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus.

According to the campaigners, the move paves the way for the return of displaced Palestinian families to the camp.

Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to appeal to the Syrian authorities and the Palestine Liberation Organization, among other concerned bodies, to work on securing their safe access to their homes in Yarmouk.

Thousands of Palestinian refugees were forced out of the Camp after the Syrian fighter jets struck the area on December 16, 2012. Dozens were killed and hundreds wounded in the onslaught. The situation went downhill after ISIS militias grabbed hold of the camp in April 2015.

The Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns following a 33-day military operation launched in April 2018. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Over 80% of buildings have gone either totally or partially destroyed in the warfare.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8547

Palestinian NGOs and activists in Denmark, in partnership with the Global Campaign for Return to Palestine, embarked on a campaign to plant olive trees bearing the names of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military during the Great March of Return protests, staged at the Gaza border since March 30, 2018.

The trees have been planted in AlBatikha Park, at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus.

According to the campaigners, the move paves the way for the return of displaced Palestinian families to the camp.

Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to appeal to the Syrian authorities and the Palestine Liberation Organization, among other concerned bodies, to work on securing their safe access to their homes in Yarmouk.

Thousands of Palestinian refugees were forced out of the Camp after the Syrian fighter jets struck the area on December 16, 2012. Dozens were killed and hundreds wounded in the onslaught. The situation went downhill after ISIS militias grabbed hold of the camp in April 2015.

The Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns following a 33-day military operation launched in April 2018. Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive. Over 80% of buildings have gone either totally or partially destroyed in the warfare.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8547