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April 29, 2018 12:14 pm

Silence of Pro-Palestinian Activists Amid Ongoing Syrian Regime Assault on Yarmouk Refugee Camp Draws Charges of Hypocrisy

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Smoke rises from Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria, April 29, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Omar Sanadiki.

The silence of pro-Palestinian activists amid the Assad regime’s ongoing military assault on the Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital of Damascus has drawn the critical eye of numerous online commentators.

Intense fighting between regime-aligned forces and ISIS fighters, resulting in widespread devastation, has been reported in Yarmouk — home to tens of thousands of Palestnian refugees — in recent days.

Michael Freeman, an official at the Israeli Embassy in London, tweeted:

Journalist Frida Ghitis noted that “[w]hen Palestinians are killed by the Syrian army (or by anyone other than Israel) nobody seems to care.”

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