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PLO: 700 Palestinians Killed in Syria Conflict
[An Nahar] More than 700 Paleostinians have been killed in Syria since the conflict there erupted more than 21 months ago, a Paleostine Liberation Organization official in charge of refugees said on Sunday.

"More than 700 Paleostinians have died in Syria since the beginning of the conflict, including in Yarmuk" refugee camp in southern Damascus
...The capital of Iran's Syrian satrapy...
, the PLO's Zakaria al-Agha told officials of Paleostinian refugees in Arab states.

"We have asked the Syrian authorities not to let Paleostinians be drawn into the conflict," he told the conference in the Egyptian capital.

Late on Sunday, several rockets were fired into the camp which has been the scene of deadly festivities between pro- and anti-regime forces for several days over the past week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said.

The Britannia-based group said two men were killed by the rocket fire and another was rubbed out by a sniper.
Posted by:Fred

#12  "You're not trying, people!"
Posted by: Mojo   2012-12-24 16:25  

#11  BRB off to check the rail capacity of Turkey.
Posted by: Shipman   2012-12-24 13:19  

#10  The murder of Rafic Harari was equivalent to the murder of archduke Ferdinand,
Posted by: darrylq   2012-12-24 12:12  

#9  Let's not quibble over location, LG. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara   2012-12-24 11:50  

#8  fwiw, about 600 Hezbollah troops have also been killed in this conflict, although some may have been killed just across the Syrian border in Lebanon
Posted by: lord garth   2012-12-24 11:18  

#7  It's a start....
Posted by: Barbara   2012-12-24 10:40  

#6  Were these Syrian Paleos, or Leb Paleos, or Jordanian Paleos, or West Bank Paleos, or Gazan Paleos?

I need a scorecard here.
Posted by: AlanC   2012-12-24 09:44  

#5  399,300 left to go.
Posted by: rel56   2012-12-24 09:23  

#4  Imagine if the Israelis had killed half that number --it would have meant a special edition of NYT and CBS,NBC,NPR, etc etc and the BBC would have gone ballistic. But the syrians killed 'em --so it gets on page 148 of the daily NYT.
Posted by: m.leonard   2012-12-24 08:15  

#3  Not our problem. Stay out of it !
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-12-24 04:41  

#2  Nevertheless, garth. I won't say it made my morning, yet...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2012-12-24 00:29  

#1  total non military fatalies in the conflict are over 40k and maybe as high as 50k so the 700 are between 1% and 2%.

since the total population is about 22M and the paleo pop is about 400k, the fatalities are about proportional
Posted by: lord garth   2012-12-24 00:27