250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

Action Group For Palestinians of Syria has recorded the deaths of 250 children since the start of the war in Syria.

A newly-released report by the Action Group For Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria up to Oct. 29, 2019.

The data pointed out that 128 children died under shelling; 15 were fatally shot by snipers; 11 were gunned down; two children were tortured to death; 22 drowned at sea; 25 others were killed in car blasts; and 34 died due to the blockade and medical neglect. Another 12 children died of other causes, including burns, suffocation, car accidents, and abduction.

The overall death toll among the Palestinians of Syria since the outbreak of the conflict has reached 4,002.

Over the past years, sworn affidavits by ex-detainees confirmed the presence of toddlers in their mothers’ arms in Syrian prisons. Thousands of children been orphaned after they lost one or both of their parents in the deadly war.

The war in Syria has caused traumatic fallouts for 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.

AGPS renews its calls on the international community, human rights institutions, UNICEF, UNRWA, and all concerned bodies to work on protecting Palestinian children in embattled zones.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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