Palestinians in Syria forced to pick sides
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Babak Dehghanpisheh - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

BEIRUT — For decades, the Palestinians who fled to Syria after the Arab-Israeli wars were seen as loyal supporters of the ruling Assad family, which provided a safe and stable haven to them and their representatives.

Palestinians detached from Sidon instability
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Mohammed Zaatari - November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

SIDON, Lebanon: Palestinian officials are concerned about mounting sectarian tension in Sidon’s Taamir neighborhood, and stress that they want to remain detached from Lebanese affairs. The comments were made following armed clashes which erupted there last weekend between supporters of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir and Hezbollah supporters, killing three. Also, Tuesday night, an explosion ripped through Taamir, close to the site of Sunday’s deadly clashes, damaging seven vehicles but causing no injuries.

Activists: 7 Palestinians killed in Damascus camp
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
November 13, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Seven Palestinian refugees were killed Monday in a refugee camp in Damascus, the Yarmouk coordination committee said. The committee said forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad shelled al-Tadamon neighborhood, causing a huge fire on Palestine Street. Free Syrian Army rebels destroyed an army tank on the same street, the group added. Imad Arabi, Jihad Younis, Iman Azimeh and Mahmoud Kassab were among those killed, according to the committee.

Fighting rages at Damascus Palestinian camp, 20 killed
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
(Analysis) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

The Syrian army shelled rebel positions inside a Palestinian refugee camp on the edge of Damascus on Sunday killing at least

Abbas Stays Put On Refugees
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

Refugee issue must not cloud statehood bid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
(Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

On Israeli television last weekend, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that he is unlikely to ev

PFLP-GC says Palestinian brigade in Syria 'dangerous'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
(Analysis) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am

A Palestinian faction in Syria aligned with President Bashar Assad said Friday that reports of a rebel-formed Palestinian brigade to challenge their authority was a "dangerous development."

Syrian rebels arm Palestinians against Assad
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Mariam Karouny - October 31, 2012 - 12:00am

BEIRUT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Wednesday they had begun arming sympathetic Palestinians to fight a pro-Assad faction in a Palestinian enclave in Damascus - a move which could fuel spiralling intra-Palestinian violence. Two rebel commanders told Reuters they expected their Palestinian allies to fight the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC) which dominates the Yarmouk enclave - a one-time refugee camp turned sprawl of apartment blocks which is run by the Palestinians themselves.

Syria rebels, Palestinian fighters clash
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Australian
(Analysis) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am


The forgotten refugees of Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
by Siraj Davis, Yasmin Omar Lulu - (Analysis) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am

The Gaza camp in Jordan, near the northwestern historical ruins of Jerrash where the Greco Roman Empire once flourished, was set up by the UN as an em

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