Two men on their wheelchairs, wait to receive food supplies at a damaged street in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp, on the southern edge of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, Thursday April 24, 2014. Credit: AP
The London-based Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has documented the death of 4,007 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 487 women and girls, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents.
AGPS said in a Saturday report that 1,987 refugees were pronounced dead in until November 29, 2019, up from 1,953 until 2018.
The human rights monitor also said that scores of Palestinian refugees have also been left wounded, including dozens who have undergone limb amputation or eye loss.
AGPS further documented the secret detention of 1,768 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state-run prisons, among them 108 women.
The rights group said it believes that the arbitrary internment and enforced disappearance of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria amount to war crimes and urged the Syrian government to disclose the fate of scores of Palestinians forcibly disappeared in state-run dungeons, release the bodies of those tortured to death, seriously work on halting harsh torture tactics, launch fact-finding probes into crimes of torture, and to bring those involved in such crimes before courts.
AGPS is a London-based human rights watchdog that monitors the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. It saw the day in October 2012 and provides daily facts and statistics about Palestinian victims in Syria.