Three days ago on January 13, an aid convoy 100 meters away from Yarmouk was fired at by the terrorists occupying the Camp. Witnesses confirmed that firing at the convoy erupted from parts of the Camp held by the infiltrating takfiris.
According to a Press TV report, the aid convoy barred from reaching Yarmouk on January 13 and threatened with bullets was the sixth such retinue that had to return unsuccessfully, failing to enter the premises of the camp. It consisted of six trucks carrying 30 food parcels, 1700 kg each, enough to feed every single family for at least 20 days.
Majority of the half million Palestinian refugees living in Syria after being expelled from their homeland in 1948 and then again in 1967 were living in Yarmouk. Over the past 12 weeks, at least 40 have died of starvation and thirst. Yet the militants remain unmoved and unrelenting.
Yarmouk Camp near Damascus in Syria was established in 1957. It's 2.11 square kilometers in size. With time it improved and expanded with much better living conditions than other camps in Syria and Lebanon. Residents of Yarmouk Camp were of various professional fields - doctors, engineers, civil servants, casual laborers, street vendors etc. - happy and content as a community until the catastrophe that began in 2011 by the 'courtesy' of the West.
USA, UK, EU, Israel and the leaders of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan are supporting the militants operating in Syria with weapons, money and safe passage across the borders into Syria.
Please read the following excerpt from an alert urgently issued by the United States Palestinian Community Network’s (USPCN).
"We call for an end to the hostilities in the camp, and for food and medical supplies to be delivered immediately to those in need. Our Palestinian compatriots have been caught up in the ongoing Syrian conflict and paying for it with their lives, as over 30 have already died from malnourishment and freezing temperatures. We must not forget our refugees, nor why they are in Yarmouk to begin with: the ethnic cleansing and displacement at the hands of the Israeli government that forced them to flee their rightful and original homes in 1948 and again in 1967. We hold Israel accountable for the situation of the residents of Yarmouk, because it is Israeli policies that ultimately deny the Palestinians their Right of Return to the original homes and land from which they were forced. And we again demand this Right for Yarmouk and all Palestinian refugees around the world.
The armed groups hiding in the camp must exit, and that the siege of the camp must end immediately. In addition, we call for appropriate support from the United Nations to ensure safe entry for the immediate introduction of food, relief aid, and medicine to the camp. And of course, we recognize the dire costs of the current fighting to our beloved Syrian people.
Instead of ensuring the safety and well-being of Palestinians everywhere, Abbas, with no legitimacy or popular support, instead continues to pursue a failed policy of negotiations with Israel."
She died of starvation. Absolutely tragic beyond words !!!!
Some of the more fortunate Palestinian refugees who were able to flee Yarmouk.
Three Palestinian siblings at a refugee camp in the town of Tyre (south Lebanon) after fleeing Yarmouk Camp in Syria near Damascus.
This is Sabra & Shatila Camp in Beirut .. whatever remains of it after being completely ravaged and majority of its residents butchered by Israel & the Christian Labanese militia in 1982). Sabra & Shatila will most likely see another influx of Palestinian refugees, this time from Yarmouk Camp in Syria - a layer of tragedy upon another!