At least 2,400 Palestinians killed, missing in Syria

A Palestinian woman carries a banner and a piece of bread with Arabic writing that reads, ‘relief them,’ during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, in the West Bank. (Photo courtesy: AP)

At least 1,200 to 1,300 Palestinians have been killed in Syria while an equal estimate have gone missing, a news agency reported the Palestinian embassy in the civil-war torn country as saying on Thursday.

The Palestinian Embassy in Syria also said that 2,200 Palestinians were being held as prisoners by the Syrian government, adding that a small percentage were jailed for taking part of in the conflict, Maan News Agency reported.

The number of Palestinians confirmed killed in Syria during the ongoing civil conflict has reached around 1,200-1,300, while an equal number are considered missing, the Palestinian Embassy in Syria announced Thursday.

The head of the Palestine Liberation Organization delegation to Syria Ahmad Majdalani said during the initial stages of the “crisis,” Palestinians in Syria remain relatively “uninvolved.”

But he said the turning point was when armed groups moved into the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, dragging the Palestinians in the conflict.

Meanwhile, the embassy in Lebanon gives a figure of around 1,300 of Palestinians killed.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44