A Palestinian refugee camp in Syria 370 (R).
(photo credit: Khaled Al Hariri / Reuters)
A total of 1,807 Palestinians have been killed in Syria since the beginning of
the violence nearly three years ago, a Palestinian group announced on
Palestinians were living in extremely harsh conditions because
the Syrian army was besieging their camps, the Working Group for Palestinians in
The group pointed out that Yarmuk refugee camp near Damascus
has been under siege for 156 days. It said the Syrian army was preventing food
and medicine supplies from reaching the camp residents, who were facing a
Other refugee camps such as Khan Dannun and
Sayeda Zeinab also face severe shortages in food, medicine and
About 500,000 Palestinians lived in Syria until the beginning of
the civil war. Tens of thousands fled to Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey in
the past three years, according to Palestinian sources.
Last week, the
Egyptian authorities released from prison 100 Palestinians who had fled from
Syria. Another 290 Palestinian refugees are still being held in detention by the
Egyptian authorities, the sources said.