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Palestinian Refugees Denounce Movement Crackdowns South of Syria

Published : 05-11-2019

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Movement Crackdowns South of Syria

Thousands Palestinian refugees have been trapped in southern Damascus due to the tough cordon imposed by the Syrian government forces on Babila, Yalda, Beit Sahem, and Sidi Miqdad towns.

The Syrian authorities ruled that in order for Palestinian refugees sheltered in the area to gain free access out of and into Damascus a formal consent should be issued to that very end.

Activists in southern Damascus said entry permissions can only be granted to the refugees if their situation is worked out. Every concerned person should carry a local residence permit, a residential lease, and a list comprising the names of all family members. A written application should be submitted to the concerned authorities.

Shortly after, a security check is conducted by the government forces to verify the provided data. The applicant receives a written reply by the head of the Palestine Branch so as to be allowed to enter Damascus through a checkpoint in Babila.

The activists added that such a prerequisite has been enforced prior to the government’s recapture of southern Damascus and maintained even following the retreat of the opposition outfits.

Speaking with AGPS, an activist said his relatives who came to visit him from Jaramana Camp were denied entry to the area.

Over 5,000 Palestinians taking refuge south of Damascus have been grappling with dire conditions due to the price leap, steep rental fees, crackdowns carried out by pro-government militias, and forced military conscription.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9312

Thousands Palestinian refugees have been trapped in southern Damascus due to the tough cordon imposed by the Syrian government forces on Babila, Yalda, Beit Sahem, and Sidi Miqdad towns.

The Syrian authorities ruled that in order for Palestinian refugees sheltered in the area to gain free access out of and into Damascus a formal consent should be issued to that very end.

Activists in southern Damascus said entry permissions can only be granted to the refugees if their situation is worked out. Every concerned person should carry a local residence permit, a residential lease, and a list comprising the names of all family members. A written application should be submitted to the concerned authorities.

Shortly after, a security check is conducted by the government forces to verify the provided data. The applicant receives a written reply by the head of the Palestine Branch so as to be allowed to enter Damascus through a checkpoint in Babila.

The activists added that such a prerequisite has been enforced prior to the government’s recapture of southern Damascus and maintained even following the retreat of the opposition outfits.

Speaking with AGPS, an activist said his relatives who came to visit him from Jaramana Camp were denied entry to the area.

Over 5,000 Palestinians taking refuge south of Damascus have been grappling with dire conditions due to the price leap, steep rental fees, crackdowns carried out by pro-government militias, and forced military conscription.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9312