Jan. 25, 2017
World Ignores Plight of Palestinians in Syria – Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Institute)
Palestinians in Syria are being murdered, tortured, imprisoned and displaced. The West yawns. Arabs killing and torturing other Arabs is not news.
According to Arab media, Syrian authorities are withholding the bodies of more than 456 Palestinians who died under torture in prison. Other reports suggest that Syrian authorities have been harvesting the organs of dead Palestinians, including women and children.
Another 1,100 Palestinians have been languishing in Syrian prisons since the beginning of the war, more than five years ago.
The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria reports that 3,420 Palestinians (including 455 females) have been killed since the beginning of the war.
Nearly 80,000 Palestinians have fled to Europe, 31,000 to Lebanon, 17,000 to Jordan, 6,000 to Egypt, 8,000 to Turkey and 1,000 to Gaza.