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178 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

Published : 31-12-2019

178 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

178 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have gone missing in Syria since the outburst of the conflict.

Updated data by AGPS indicates that 331 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare.

Several other Palestinians have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government penitentiaries, according to testimonies by ex-prisoners.

Activists have accused pro-government militias of targeting Palestinians in arbitrary abduction sweeps carried out under the security guise. Scores of families have been blackmailed over the release of their missing relatives and have paid large sums of money to brokers, crooked lawyers, or government officials to get pieces of information about their conditions and whereabouts.

AGPS believes that the number is far higher due to the gag orders enforced by the Syrian regime on the detainees’ fates and names, along with the reluctance of the refugee families to reveal the names of their deceased or missing relatives for fear of retaliation.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9552

178 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have gone missing in Syria since the outburst of the conflict.

Updated data by AGPS indicates that 331 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare.

Several other Palestinians have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government penitentiaries, according to testimonies by ex-prisoners.

Activists have accused pro-government militias of targeting Palestinians in arbitrary abduction sweeps carried out under the security guise. Scores of families have been blackmailed over the release of their missing relatives and have paid large sums of money to brokers, crooked lawyers, or government officials to get pieces of information about their conditions and whereabouts.

AGPS believes that the number is far higher due to the gag orders enforced by the Syrian regime on the detainees’ fates and names, along with the reluctance of the refugee families to reveal the names of their deceased or missing relatives for fear of retaliation.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9552