600 Palestinian Families Flee Syria to Lebanon in 3 Days
[An Nahar] Some 600 Paleostinian families have arrived in Leb from Syria, most of them fleeing violence at the Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus,
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a Paleostinian official in Leb said on Sunday.
"Some 600 Paleostinian families have arrived in Leb's Paleostinian refugee camps in the past three days," said Marwan Abdel Aal of the Lebanese branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine.
... Paleostinian Marxist movement, founded in 1967. It is considered a terrorist organization by more than 30 countries including the U.S., European Union, Australia, Canada, and Antarctica. The PFLP's stated goal is the establishment of a socialist State in Paleostine. They pioneered armed aircraft hijackings in the late 60s and early 70s...
"Most of these families came from Yarmuk camp," he added.
On Thursday, 21 people were killed in Yarmuk when regime forces shelled the area, according to the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"Most of the families have sought shelter in the Jalil and Taalabaya camps in the Bekaa region" of eastern Leb, Abdel Aal told Agence La Belle France Presse.
"Another 50 families went to Nahr al-Bared (north Leb), 28 went to Baddawi (north), while the rest went to Ain al-Hilweh near Sidon," in the South, he added.
Abdel Aal said the recent violence had triggered an exodus from the Yarmuk camp sheltering people displaced from the central Syrian city of Homs, and families forced by festivities to leave their homes in parts of Damascus.
The Paleostinian official said there were fears that more families would make their way to Leb in the coming days.
"There are still families on the Syrian side of the border, waiting for permission from the Syrian authorities to cross over," Abdel Aal said.
He went on to say that once in Leb, Paleostinian refugees residing in Syria faced another difficulty, as they only have the right to remain in Leb for one week.
Abdel Aal noted that Paleostinian organizations have held several meetings with Lebanese officials, along with the United Nations
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Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA.
"We are looking for ways to enable them to stay for three months," said Abdel Aal.
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