London, Geneva 19 September 2017
During a session the Human Rights Council dedicated for the urgent cases that require rapid attention, the Palestinian Return Center (PRC) presented an oral statement in front of the member countries on Tuesday, through which it highlighted the Palestinians in Syria’s conditions amid the ongoing war, over the past few years.
In its statement, the Center held Israel accountable primarily for this tragedy, since it displaced them from their homes in 1948 and until this day refuses to grant them the right to return, despite the international resolutions made to support their rights.
The Center clarified that the Palestinians in Syria’s conditions are continuously deteriorating and that the kidnapping and extrajudicial killings taking place on a daily basis, are making it impossible to guarantee the safety and the freedom of movement for any of them.
The Center’s Head of Communication, Sameh Habeeb, announced that according to AGPS’s latest statistics, the total number of victims has reached 3557, of which 469 have died of torture. Approximately 1636 people are still detained, including at least 103 women and girls.