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9 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

Published : 16-12-2021

9 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

December 16, 2020 marks the ninth anniversary of the so-called “Mig Massacre”, also known as “Abdul Kader AlHusaini massacre”, in reference to the onslaughts launched by the Syrian fighter jets on Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus.

At the time of the attack, the mosque served as a shelter for hundreds of families who fled the deadly strikes on the camp. Dozens of civilians, including children and women, were killed in the massacre.

The event marked the largest mass exodus from Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Only a handful of families have regained access to the camp, after the government forces recaptured the area.

On this notorious occasion, AGPS calls on the Syrian government to lift the noose tightened around Yarmouk Camp, cease movement crackdowns, and put an end to all property-theft assaults targeting civilian homes and property.

The Syrian authorities should take serious measures in order to reconstruct destroyed property and rehabilitate vital facilities and infrastructure.

The regional and international humanitarian and human rights institutions should live up to their responsibilities regarding the Palestinian refugee plight and work on securing the refugees’ right to physical and legal protection.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12586

December 16, 2020 marks the ninth anniversary of the so-called “Mig Massacre”, also known as “Abdul Kader AlHusaini massacre”, in reference to the onslaughts launched by the Syrian fighter jets on Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus.

At the time of the attack, the mosque served as a shelter for hundreds of families who fled the deadly strikes on the camp. Dozens of civilians, including children and women, were killed in the massacre.

The event marked the largest mass exodus from Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Only a handful of families have regained access to the camp, after the government forces recaptured the area.

On this notorious occasion, AGPS calls on the Syrian government to lift the noose tightened around Yarmouk Camp, cease movement crackdowns, and put an end to all property-theft assaults targeting civilian homes and property.

The Syrian authorities should take serious measures in order to reconstruct destroyed property and rehabilitate vital facilities and infrastructure.

The regional and international humanitarian and human rights institutions should live up to their responsibilities regarding the Palestinian refugee plight and work on securing the refugees’ right to physical and legal protection.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12586