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Activists Appeal for Releasing Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

Activists Appeal for Releasing Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

31-05-2019

Palestinian activists have urged the Turkish authorities to release the Palestinian refugee from Syria Alaa Mohamed Taha, who was arrested following a security sweep launched by the Turkish police in Esenyurt district, in Istanbul province. Taha’s family said he has

PFLP Leader: Foreign Parties Obstructing Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to Syria’s Refugee Camps

PFLP Leader: Foreign Parties Obstructing Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to Syria’s Refugee Camps

31-05-2019

Member of the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Maher AlTaher said Palestinian refugees in Syria have been treated as Syrian nationals, rather than outsiders, and granted their basic rights in the Arab country

Liwaa AlQuds Updates Registered Data about Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Liwaa AlQuds Updates Registered Data about Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-05-2019

Liwaa AlQuds forces, affiliated with the Syrian government, have been updating the database of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat Camp. The residents were notified of the move and asked to show up at Liwaa AlQuds headquarters. The names and

Medical Delegation to Provide Free Treatment for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Medical Delegation to Provide Free Treatment for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

31-05-2019

The Palestine Red Crescent Society in Lebanon announced the near arrival of a delegation of German medics specialized in pediatric, oral, maxillofacial, and orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgeries, between 15 and 23 June. The checks-ups and surgeries will be provided for

Palestinian Child Dies of Wounds Inflicted in Syrian Gov’t Onslaught on AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Child Dies of Wounds Inflicted in Syrian Gov’t Onslaught on AlNeirab Camp

30-05-2019

Palestinian boy Baraa Khaled AlKhatib died of wounds he sustained shortly after AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria, was hit with four missiles on May 14, 019. Nine victims were pronounced dead and dozens more injured in the attack

Displaced Palestinians to Rally Outside of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinians to Rally Outside of Yarmouk Camp

30-05-2019

Palestinian activists have launched calls on Facebook urging Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp to rally outside of the camp at noontime on Friday so as to pressurize the concerned authorities to allow civilians to return to their homes. Activists

Palestinian Woman Spotted in Damascus Detention Center

Palestinian Woman Spotted in Damascus Detention Center

30-05-2019

A female prisoner who was released from a Syrian jail said she met the Palestinian refugee Nour Jamila on May 17, 2019 at the investigation branch run by Syria’s Air Intelligence Forces in Damascus. According to AGPS data, 1,757

Fast-Breaking Meals Prepared for Impoverished Palestinian Families in Syria

Fast-Breaking Meals Prepared for Impoverished Palestinian Families in Syria

30-05-2019

250 iftar (fast-breaking) meals were provided for underprivileged Palestinian families and orphans at the Jaffa developmental center in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. The move was staged by the Charity Commission in cooperation with Islamic Relief Worldwide.

21 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails since Start of 2019

21 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails since Start of 2019

29-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of 21 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since early 2019 until May 28. The list includes 11 refugees who were pronounced dead in April, six in February, three in May and another in

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-05-2019

AGPS documented a sharp nosedive in access to education for Palestinians sheltered in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria. According to a recent report by AGPS, all of Daraa’s schools have been destroyed or put out of operation in the

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Insect Propagation

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Insect Propagation

29-05-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the swift spread of mosquitoes and insects at their homes, saying they have been forced to leave their doors and windows shut for fear of viral

Heavy Criticism Leveled at AFAD over Absence of Much-Needed Humanitarian Aid North of Syria

Heavy Criticism Leveled at AFAD over Absence of Much-Needed Humanitarian Aid North of Syria

29-05-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development slammed the Turkish Authority of Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) for preventing displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking shelter in Der Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, from

Iftar Meals Prepared for Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Iftar Meals Prepared for Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

29-05-2019

Khayra Ummah charity, in cooperation with the Islamic Association for the Relief of Orphans and Needy People, prepared, on May 26, fast-breaking meals for Palestinian and Syrian families seeking refuge in the Turkish city of Esenyurt. Over 600 persons joined

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Idlib’s AlJazira Camp

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Idlib’s AlJazira Camp

28-05-2019

Some 30 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp, AlTadhamun neighborhood, and AlGhouta, in Damascus, continue to sound distress signals over the dire humanitarian situation they have been enduring in AlJazeera Camp, in Atama, in Idlib, near the Turkish borders. The

Palestinian Refugee with Psychiatric Disorder Missing in Athens

Palestinian Refugee with Psychiatric Disorder Missing in Athens

28-05-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Khaled Abu Nahiyeh, born in 1986, has urged the international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who had disappeared from Athens more than one month ago

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

28-05-2019

28,598 Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter in Lebanon in 2018, according to UNRWA statistics, with a remarkable decrease from previous years. UNRWA data estimated that until December 2016, 31,850 Palestinian refugees had sought shelter in Lebanon, down

Two Palestinian Brothers Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2012

Two Palestinian Brothers Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2012

28-05-2019

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been held in Syrian government dungeons since October 2012. Both were kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. Their condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. AGPS kept

Palestine Ambassador: Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

Palestine Ambassador: Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

27-05-2019

Director-General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, said displaced families should not be misled into believing that they will gain access to their homes in Yarmouk Camp sometime soon. Speaking from Yarmouk Camp

Over 600 Palestinian Families Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria’s Daraa Camp

Over 600 Palestinian Families Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria’s Daraa Camp

27-05-2019

Over 600 Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, have been subjected to dire conditions due to the lack of vital services, including health care, and medicine shortage. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said UNRWA’s

UNRWA Commissioner: Budget Deficit Stands at $200 Million

UNRWA Commissioner: Budget Deficit Stands at $200 Million

27-05-2019

UNRW’s Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said UNRWA’s budget deficient now stands at $200 million, Speaking during a press conference at the agency’s regional headquarters in Gaza City, Krahenbuhl said: “The current budget deficit of the Agency’s budget is about $200 million

Swedish Authorities Backtrack on Decision to Deport Migrants with Hungary-Processed Fingerprints

Swedish Authorities Backtrack on Decision to Deport Migrants with Hungary-Processed Fingerprints

27-05-2019

The Swedish Migration Office issued a decision ruling that asylum applications by migrants whose fingerprints were taken in Hungary be considered. Sometime earlier, authorities rebuffed such applications submitted by migrants with fingerprints taken in Hungary and Italy. The EU registers

17 Palestinian Refugee Injured by Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp in Syria

17 Palestinian Refugee Injured by Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp in Syria

26-05-2019

Wildfires broke out on Friday, May 23, in a fuel store in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo, injuring at least 17 persons who rushed to the scene to put out the fires. They were evacuated to AlRazi Hospital

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Hama Suburbs

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Hama Suburbs

26-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Atiyeh AlWheibi, called Abu Abdullah, was killed as he fought alongside the opposition forces in Hama’s western outskirts, in Syria. Mohamed was formerly sheltered in Daraa Camp in Syria. He left for Jordan in 1981 and returned

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Their Homes in & near Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Their Homes in & near Yarmouk Camp

26-05-2019

Palestinian families who were displaced from Yarmouk Camp, AlTadhamun neighborhood, and AlHajar AlAswad urged the Syrian government and all concerned parties to work on securing their safe return to their homes and rehabilitating infrastructure and vital facilities, including power and

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before German Court over Alleged Human Trafficking

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before German Court over Alleged Human Trafficking

26-05-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria aged 40 has been brought before a German court over charges of human trafficking and migrant smuggling onboard inflatable boats bound for Europe. According to the German daily Bild Zeitung, the man was arrested in

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

26-05-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Muhammad Adnan Talel Amouri, aged 24, continues to appeal for information about the condition and whereabouts of their son, who has gone missing in Germany for the fourth month. Born on October 3, 1994, Muhammad

Iranian forces “mistakenly” bombed Neirab camp a few days ago

Iranian forces “mistakenly” bombed Neirab camp a few days ago

19-05-2019

Iranian forces stationed in Brigade 80 near Aleppo airport “accidently” bombed on May 14 Neirab camp for Palestinian refugees killing and injuring Palestinian civilians, media sources close to the Syrian regime and its affiliated group Liwa al-Quds reported. Sources added

Continues "Stealing" in Yarmouk camp to remove the marble

Continues "Stealing" in Yarmouk camp to remove the marble

19-05-2019

In southern Damascus, activist said, citing eyewitnesses, that Syrian regime-affiliated groups are stealing marble from houses in Rama, Yarmouk and the 15 streets in the devastated Yarmouk camp, in a phenomenon linked to Syrian regime troops called ‘Tafish’. The activists

Sabina camp: Residents renew their appeal to end stray dogs phenomenon

Sabina camp: Residents renew their appeal to end stray dogs phenomenon

19-05-2019

In Damascus countryside, residents of the Sabina refugee camp complained of the stray dogs which are roaming the camp’s neighborhoods in large numbers and attacking civilians. The camp’s residents accused the concerned sides of carelessness and neglect of this phenomenon

Syrian regime has been holding Omar Allao for 7 years

Syrian regime has been holding Omar Allao for 7 years

19-05-2019

Syrian security forces has been holding Palestinian refugee Omar Ahmed Alloa, from Yarmouk camp for the seven consecutive year with information of his whereabouts and fate remaining unknown. Alloa was arrested at AlJaleel school in Yarmouk camp on 28/09/2012. AGPS

Palestinian child from Dara’a refugee camp die in landmine blast in southern Syria

Palestinian child from Dara’a refugee camp die in landmine blast in southern Syria

18-05-2019

A Palestinian child was killed by the explosion of a landmine of unknown origin in Shamal al-Khat neighborhood in Dara'a Al Mahatta, in southern Syria on Thursday 16/05/2019, AGPS reporter said. The child Mahmoud Fadi Derbi, housed in Dera’a

UNRWA condemns attack on Neirab camp and refugees’ deaths

UNRWA condemns attack on Neirab camp and refugees’ deaths

18-05-2019

In a statement released on May 16, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) condemned the rocket attack on Neirab camp in Aleppo that killed at least ten civilians and wounded more

One resident of Sbeina refugee camp is injured in Downtown Dara’a

One resident of Sbeina refugee camp is injured in Downtown Dara’a

18-05-2019

Palestinian Alaa Mohammed Hussein, housed in Sbeina camp, was slightly injured during clashes between armed Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian army in Downtown Dara’a, southern Syria. He is a member of the internal security forces and is fighting alongside

Ahmed Jihad Ibrahim: appeal to reveal his fate

Ahmed Jihad Ibrahim: appeal to reveal his fate

18-05-2019

The family of the young Palestinian Ahmed Jihad Ibrahim from Diabia in Damascus countryside appealed to the international and local organizations and institutions and anyone who may have information, to help find their son and to know his fate and

UNRWA distributes 2019 first cash assistance to PRS in Jordan

UNRWA distributes 2019 first cash assistance to PRS in Jordan

18-05-2019

In Jordan, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) distributed on Thursday the first round of 2019 cash assistance to Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS), from May 16, 2019 to May 25, 2019. UNRWA had sent

Shelling, causalities and injuries reveal deterioration of health situation in Neirab camp

Shelling, causalities and injuries reveal deterioration of health situation in Neirab camp

17-05-2019

The shelling on Neirab camp on May 14 that saw 9 Palestinian refugees killed and others injured revealed the deterioration of health situation in the camp and the severe shortages of health services, medical supplies and specialized staffs, particularly doctors

Appeal to secure prosthetic socket for Palestinian refugee from Dara’a camp

Appeal to secure prosthetic socket for Palestinian refugee from Dara’a camp

17-05-2019

38-year-old Palestinian refugee Imad AbdelHameed Mtalk, housed in Dara’a refugee camp, appealed to UNRWA, concerned sides, humanitarian organizations, the International Red Cross and Palestine Red Crescent Society to help secure below-knee prosthetic socket for him. Father of six, AlMtalk, added

7 years have passed since consultant surgeon and university professor Hayel Kasem Hamid was arrested

7 years have passed since consultant surgeon and university professor Hayel Kasem Hamid was arrested

17-05-2019

The AGPS monitoring and documentation team revealed that the number of victims from AlRaml camp in Latakia who had been killed since the beginning of the war in Syria, reached 53, including 36 tortured to death, 2 by sniper fire

Body of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Found Outside of Lebanon Hospital

Body of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Found Outside of Lebanon Hospital

25-05-2019

The body of a dead man was spotted on a wheelchair in Lebanon’s Jabal province while covered with a winter blanket. No identity documents were found with the man. The Lebanese investigation chief said on Thursday, May 23, the police

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria

25-05-2019

The body of the Palestinian refugee Tareq Mansour AlHusain, taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb, south of Syria, was spotted on a roadside in AlMuzeireeb town. Signs of heavy torture figure on his body. AGPS has been deeply concerned about the upsurge

Heavy Criticism Leveled at PLO over Fast-Breaking Banquet in Embattled Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Heavy Criticism Leveled at PLO over Fast-Breaking Banquet in Embattled Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-05-2019

A banquet held on Wednesday by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees sparked widespread anger among displaced families and activists. An activist said: “How come that the PLO managed to get a permission from Syrian

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Prize at School Karate Championship in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Prize at School Karate Championship in Turkey

25-05-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Zein Ibrahim AlAli won the third place in a school karate contest  (55 kg) staged in Turkey by the Turkish Karate Federation, in partnership with the Directorate of Youth and Sports. The event was held on

81 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead on Migration Route until April 2019

81 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead on Migration Route until April 2019

24-05-2019

More than 80 Palestinian fatalities have been recorded on migratory routes, fleeing war-torn Syria, according to AGPS statistics until April 2019. 15 refugees died in Egypt, 12 in Lebanon, 17 in Libya, eight in Greece, 12 in Turkey, six in

UNRWA rejects US bid to remove its mandate

UNRWA rejects US bid to remove its mandate

24-05-2019

The head of UNRWA, the United Nations agency that has supported Palestinian refugees for seven decades, has rebuffed a US proposal to have host countries take over the services it provides across the Middle East. The suggestion, from US Middle East envoy

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-05-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles by minors under the minimum legal age, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. The residents said several

Iftar Meals Distributed in Daraa Refugee Camp

Iftar Meals Distributed in Daraa Refugee Camp

24-05-2019

A medical association in Beirut announced the launch of campaign to give prosthetic limbs to persons suffering from high-limb amputation (phase 3). Palestinian and Syrian migrants from Syria in Lebanon will benefit from the move, slated to kick-start on May

Meals Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Sidon

Meals Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Sidon

24-05-2019

AlBer Association in Daraa handed over fast-breaking (iftar) meals to displaced families in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. 60 rice meals and 35 bread bundles were distributed to widowed women and breadwinners, particularly those with disabilities. Daraa

AGPS: 605 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syria’s State Jails

AGPS: 605 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syria’s State Jails

23-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of 605 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. 80 Palestinian refugees from Syria were pronounced dead in 2018 alone, up from 13 refugees in 2017. 77 victims

Fires Break Out near UNRWA School in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out near UNRWA School in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-05-2019

Fires burst out near a UNRWA school in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq, resulting in heavy material damage. Firefighters and civilians rushed to the area to extinguish the fires. The reasons for the incident remain ambivalent. Residents

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

23-05-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Food Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

Food Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

23-05-2019

Khayra Ummah charity handed over food baskets to Palestinian refugees in Turkey’s southern city of Osmaniye and in Reyhanli. Fast-breaking meals for children were also distributed by the charity in Reyhanli as part of the international campaign to preserve Palestinian

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Left without Roof over Their Heads in War-Torn Syria

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Left without Roof over Their Heads in War-Torn Syria

22-05-2019

One Year has passed by since the Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns, following a 33-day military operation launched on April 19. Over 30 civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive

Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

22-05-2019

After eight years of conflict, Palestine refugees, particularly those taking shelter in Yarmouk, continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. Palestinian families taking refuge in Yarmouk Camp continue to launch cries for help

Waste Water Floods Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Waste Water Floods Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-05-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to set off alarm bells over the sanitation crisis rocking the area. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought by poisonous rodents and unpleasant smells stemming

Iftar Meals Distributed to Impoverished Palestinian Families North of Syria

Iftar Meals Distributed to Impoverished Palestinian Families North of Syria

22-05-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over fast-breaking meals to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout refugee camp, AlMuhammdiya Camp, and Atameh, north of Syria. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families have been struggling for

Palestinians among over 600 irregular migrants held in Turkey

Palestinians among over 600 irregular migrants held in Turkey

22-05-2019

A total of 636 irregular migrants were held across Turkey on Wednesday, according to security sources. Out of total, 565 migrants were held in the western Edirne province by security forces near the Turkish- Greek border, a source who spoke

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Daraa Camp Exacerbated by Sewage Disposal

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Daraa Camp Exacerbated by Sewage Disposal

21-05-2019

Palestinians taking refuge in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, have lashed out at the local authorities for dragging their feet over the residents’ appeals for rehabilitating infrastructure and sanitation networks. The residents said the poor sanitation networks and improper sewage

59-Year-Old Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Damascus

59-Year-Old Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Damascus

21-05-2019

Palestinian woman Mona Aneissi, born in 1960, disappeared from Nahr Eisheh area, in Damascus, some three days ago. She is reportedly a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. According to AGPS data, 323 Palestinian refugees have gone missing since

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Detention Center after 4 Months

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Detention Center after 4 Months

21-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Atiyeh Hasan Othman, born in 1955, was released from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held for four months. Atiyeh, from Daraa Camp, south of Syria, was arrested in Ein Karsh, in Damascus, as he applied

Palestinian Girl from Syria Receives Exam Exemption Honor in Lebanon

Palestinian Girl from Syria Receives Exam Exemption Honor in Lebanon

21-05-2019

Palestinian girl Bisan Esam Khuza’i received an exemption certificate from AlAbrar Educational Center in Lebanon’s western AlBekaa region, granting her the privilege to pass without sitting for the last-semester exams for the academic year 2018-2019. Bisan, a 1st year high school

Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Incarcerated in Syrian Jails

Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Incarcerated in Syrian Jails

20-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Fuad Fuad Kasem, called Abu Udai, was released from Syrian government prison, where he had been held for five years. Fuad was reportedly kidnapped from his home in the Hama-based Palestinian refugee camp in 2014. AGPS has been

New Committee Tasked With Finalizing Reconstruction Plan in & around Yarmouk Camp

New Committee Tasked With Finalizing Reconstruction Plan in & around Yarmouk Camp

20-05-2019

Pro-government sources in Syria announced the launch of a follow-up committee led by Minister of Public Works and Housing to wrap up rehabilitation plans in Yarmouk Camp and adjacent areas in two month’s time. The move was announced following a

7 Years since AlJa’ouna Massacre in Yarmouk Claimed Lives of over 20 Palestinians

7 Years since AlJa’ouna Massacre in Yarmouk Claimed Lives of over 20 Palestinians

20-05-2019

Seven years have passed by since AlJa’ouna massacre, perpetrated on August 2, 2012, took away the lives of over 20 Palestinians in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, among them children. Several other Palestinians were left wounded after two mortar shells

Ramadan Meals Provided to Impoverished Palestinians in Qudsaya

Ramadan Meals Provided to Impoverished Palestinians in Qudsaya

20-05-2019

Fast-breaking meals were provided to 200 Palestinians with special needs, orphans, and children in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq. Thousands of displaced Palestinian families in Syria continue to set off alarm bells over the lack of basic services and poor

On World Press Freedom Day . . . AGPS Documents Death of 18 Palestinian Journalists in War-Torn Syria

On World Press Freedom Day . . . AGPS Documents Death of 18 Palestinian Journalists in War-Torn Syria

04-05-2019

On the World Press Freedom Day, marked on May 3, AGPS said it kept record of the death of 18 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

04-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Wardan Yousef Matroud Hejazi, born in 1982, as a result of harsh torture in Syrian government jails. The Syrian security forces told his family that he died on April 25, 2019. Wardan, father

Lebanese Security Forces Release Palestinian Refugee after 16 Days

Lebanese Security Forces Release Palestinian Refugee after 16 Days

04-05-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdullah Hasan Atiyeh, born in 1972, was released from a Lebanese detention center, 16 days after he had been detained in Sidon. Abdullah, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp to AlMiyah wa Miyah camp, south of

Turkey: Over 79,000 Illegal Migrants Caught on Migration Route

Turkey: Over 79,000 Illegal Migrants Caught on Migration Route

04-05-2019

The Turkish authorities said that the first four months of this year 79,000 illegal migrants were intercepted while the number of those taking to the seas from Turkey's coasts decreased 17.6 percent. The country also stepped up

Palestinian Refugee Survives Assassination Attempt in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Survives Assassination Attempt in Syria

03-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Nael Taha Mohamed Shahada, aged 26, survived an assassination attempt in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, after unidentified gunmen opened fire at him in his leg. He was transferred to Daraa National Hospital for urgent treatment. The gunmen

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Mysterious Circumstances in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Mysterious Circumstances in Syrian Gov’t Jail

03-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Majed Na’imi in Syrian government prisons. The latter reportedly breathed his last on November 5, 2014. The casualty was kidnapped by government forces from AlKashef neighborhood, in Daraa, on November 26, 2012, a

Palestinian Refugee Muayad AlHayek Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Muayad AlHayek Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

03-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Muayad Khaled AlHayek has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state lock-ups, where he has been held for the fourth consecutive year. Muayad was arrested on April 16, 2015, at the age of 14. Ex-prisoners said they

Palestinian Child from Syria Receives Best Novel Award in Sweden

Palestinian Child from Syria Receives Best Novel Award in Sweden

03-05-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Khaled Ra’fat Assaad, born in Syria’s 2008 in Khan Eshieh Camp, won the best fiction award for 2018 granted by the Swedish News Agency. Khaled’s novel tackled the story of his migration to Sweden with his

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

02-05-2019

Palestinian families who were displaced from AlShabiba Camp, in I’zaz region, to AlSadaka Camp, west of AlBal village, in Aleppo’s northern town of Suran, have sounded distress signals over the dire humanitarian conditions in the area due to the absence

Assassination Attempt Carried Out in AlMuzeireeb Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Assassination Attempt Carried Out in AlMuzeireeb Camp for Palestinian Refugees

02-05-2019

AlMuzeireeb mayor Ahmad AlNabulsi, aged 55, survived an assassination attempt after anonymous gunmen shot him with gunfire. The mayor was evacuated to the Daraa National Hospital, before he was transferred to the Muwasat Hospital. Over recent years, Palestinians taking shelter

Palestinian Workers from Syria Grappling with Abject Situation in Lebanon

Palestinian Workers from Syria Grappling with Abject Situation in Lebanon

02-05-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian workers who fled war-torn Syria have been facing dire conditions in the Lebanese territories due to exploitation by employers, lack of access to the local labor market, and very low wages. A Palestinian worker from Syria reportedly

Palestinian Refugee Omar Za’za’ Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Za’za’ Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

02-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Adnan Zaaza’ has been held in Syrian government prisons for over five years. Omar was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces in 2014 from his workplace in Jaramana, in Rif Dimashq. He was dragged to an unidentified

Laureate Students Honored at Damascus University

Laureate Students Honored at Damascus University

02-05-2019

A couple of days earlier, a ceremony was held at Damascus Faculty of Science to honor outstanding Palestinian students. Teaching staff, NGOs, and parents were in attendance. A video enumerating the achievements of Palestinian youths was put on display at

16 Palestinians among 95 People Executed in Syria’s Saydanaya Military Prison

16 Palestinians among 95 People Executed in Syria’s Saydanaya Military Prison

01-05-2019

Brigadier General and political analyst Ahmad Rahal said the Syrian government at daybreak Tuesday, April 30, executed 95 prisoners in the Saydanaya (also spelled Sednaya) military jail, north of Damascus. The list includes 14 prisoners charged with murder, rape, or

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

01-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Bilal Ibrahim AlSagheir, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, due to torture in Syrian government lock-ups, where he had been held for seven years. Bilal was arrested at the Duwar Tadmur checkpoint on October

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Detention Centers

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Detention Centers

01-05-2019

32 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat Camp, north of Aleppo, have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government prisons. AGPS kept record of the names of 1,750 Palestinians, including 107 women and girls, secretly incarcerated in Syrian state penitentiaries

New Website Documents Collective Memory of Palestinian Refugee Camps

New Website Documents Collective Memory of Palestinian Refugee Camps

01-05-2019

Palestinian activists from Yarmouk Camp launched a website dubbed “yarmoukcamp.net” in an attempt to preserve the collective memory of the Palestinian refugee community in Yarmouk and other refugee camps. Speaking with AGPS, the founding activists said the move aims