Elaraby voices concern over Syrian attack on refugee camp

December 17, 2012 16:41

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby on Monday voiced "deep concern" over the death of twenty-five Palestinian civilians following the Syrian attack on the refugee camp of Yarmouk, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The Arab League chief said in a statement that the Syrian authorities are soley responsible for the security of the Palestinians in the refugee camps, adding that violence against Palestinians is a violation of international law.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWRA) also said in a statement that it is following the events in the Palestinian camp with "extreme concern," warning that all parties involved in the conflict must "respect their [Palestinian] neutrality, WAFA reported.

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