The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria.(File photo via social media)
The father of the Palestinian infant Mohamed Udai Dhia Hamad, aged one year and two months, said his son was subjected to field execution by 16 pro-regime gunmen in Syria.
According to the father, so-called “popular committees” affiliated with the Syrian regime stormed overnight on September 26, 2012 a building where Syrians and Palestinian had sought shelter and ravaged it under the security guise.
The security forces ordered all the residents to stand against the wall and women to hold their babies in their arms before they opened fire at them.
The victims’ bodies, including Mohamed’s, were all dragged to the Mujtahed Hospital in Damascus. The families received their relatives’ bodies after they were forced to sign a document claiming that they were rather killed by terrorist militias.
The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria.
The list of Palestinian victims includes 70 children who died due to the blockade imposed by the Syrian government forces and its armed allies on Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus.
AGPS also documented the secret incarceration of 49 Palestinian minors in Syrian government prisons, where two children died under torture.
Sworn affidavits by ex-detainees confirmed the presence of toddlers swung in their moms’ arms in Syrian prisons and whose fates have remained shrouded in mystery.
Thousands of children have gone orphaned after they lost one or both of their parents in the deadly warfare.
The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria. Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental psychosis, sleeplessness and nightmares, eating disorders, and intense fear have all been reported among Palestinian children from Syria.