Murdering Palestinians by starvation. By Hussein Ibish. NOW News, January 14, 2014.
Yarmouk – A Palestinian Responsibility. By Ibrahim al-Amin. Al Akhbar English, January 13, 2014.
U.S. Fiddles While Palestinians in Syria Starve. By Khaled Abu Toameh. Gatestone Institute, January 7, 2014.
How Not to Be in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Yarmouk? By Omar Shaban. The Palestine Chronicle, January 17, 2014.
Radio silence reigns among Israel’s critics as Palestinians suffer brutality at the hands of pro-Assad forces in Syria. In the Palestinian refugee camp known as Yarmouk, near Damascus, residents are undergoing a campaign of forced starvation, as pro-regime forces are blocking the flow of food and medicine to the camp and firing on PLO trucks carrying much needed emergency supplies. Innocent children and elderly people with no possible connection to the conflict tearing apart Syria are among those who have died of hunger. Yarmouk’s population has dwindled from 160,000 to 18,000 since the civil war began. The WaPo reports:
Camp residents and activists on Tuesday reported the deaths of two more people from hunger, bringing to 48 the number who have died since November from illnesses related to the siege, according to Farouq al-Rifai, an activist in Yarmouk who uses a pseudonym to protect family members living in government-held areas. […]
In a video posted Monday on YouTube, a teenage boy living in the Yarmouk camp described the anguish of residents.
“We just want to eat and drink, and we have no money,” he said. “What have we done to be part of this?” he added, breaking into sobs. “It is nothing to do with us.”
Hussein Ibish reports at NOW News on the ghastly response of Lebanon’s pro-Iran, pro-Hezbollah newspaper to the suffering in Yarmouk: “With absolutely no sense of decency or shame, [editor of Al-Akhbar Ibrahim al-Amin] writes, ‘the unfolding events [in Yarmouk] are 100 percent a Palestinian responsibility. . . . The one who seeks to liberate Palestine doesn’t join a bunch of murderers who work under US command to serve one occupier and one criminal: Israel.’”
In this video posted Monday on YouTube, a teenage boy living in the Yarmouk camp describes residents’ anguish: “We just want to eat and drink, and we have no money. What have we done to be part of this? It is nothing to do with us.”