Attack On Palestinian Refugee Camp In Syria Kills 20
The Syrian government and oppositional activists have been blaming one another for a mortar-attack on a Palestinian refugee camp on Thursday. The attack has raised concerns that the Syrian conflict will cause tension in other Palestinian refugee camps.
The attack on the camp, located in the Syrian capital of Damascus, on Thursday has killed at least 20 people and injuring 10, according to The L.A. Times.
The Daily Star reported:
- “The Palestinians think that the reason they were bombed is because they shelter those refugees,” a resident identified only as Sami told AFP.
- “Their situation is very hard. They came with nothing – some left in their night clothes. Some of the children are barefoot. Families have been separated from one another.”
On Friday, the United Nations condemned the Syrian government at a special session of the General Assembly by a vote of 133 in favor, 12 against and 31 abstentions.
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