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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Fighting flares in Palestinian camp in Damascus
2013-01-08
Palestinian factions in Syria called for a cease-fire Tuesday after fighting flared at a refugee camp in the capital, Damascus, highlighting a split among Palestinians as the civil war intensifies.

The Yarmouk camp has been the scene of heavy clashes in the past, but the battles subsided last month after Syrian rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, battled loyalists there to a standstill.

In Tuesday's fighting, five people were killed on Yarmouk Street, four of them when a shell exploded and the fifth in sniper fire, according to The Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights that relies on reports from activists on the ground.

The group said intense clashes were taking place on the edges of the camp, where the Syrian troops are positioned, and the nearby Hajar Aswad district.

In a statement, representatives of 14 Damascus-based Palestinian factions called for a cease-fire and a halt to all military operations to enable medical teams and food supply trucks to enter the camp. They urged gunmen to withdraw from the camp "in order not to bear the responsibility of the continuing displacement of (Yarmouk's) residents."
Posted by:tipper

#5  t more of the same gimme gimme mentality that you see from leftists and thugs everywhere.

And more and more here in the USA.(See the recent elections, if in doubt)
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-08 17:07  

#4  Awww... poor palies....
Posted by: DarthVader   2013-01-08 14:25  

#3  Fayyad: PA is on the verge of bankruptcy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-08 13:36  

#2  g, who says these are good people? (I'm assuming I missed the tag)

Just more of the same gimme gimme mentality that you see from leftists and thugs everywhere. The Arab states should tell them to get off their lazy asses and build some businesses to support themselves!!

Posted by: AlanC   2013-01-08 13:23  

#1  Why do bad things happen to good people?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-08 13:14  

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