Syria: Yarmuk; Abu Mazen, refugees in Territories

19 December, 12:05

(ANSAmed) - RAMALLAH, DECEMBER 19 - Following violent fighting in the past few days in the Palestinian refugee camp of al-Yarmuk (Damascus), Palestinian National Authority President Mahmud Abbas called on the United Nations to enable thousands of people to seek refuge in the Territories, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported on Wednesday.

Wafa said in its report that 450,000 Palestinians currently live in ten refugee camps in Syria. Al-Yarmuk is the largest of the ten.

In the past few days the camp has been bombed by Syrian jets and dozens of people have been killed. Pictures of bodies abandoned in a mosque have caused great concern in the West Bank and Gaza.(ANSAmed).

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