Fleeing Syria, Palestinian refugees cram Beirut camp
BEIRUT - France 24
Members of a Palestinian family from the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmuk sit in their temporary home at the Shatila refugee camp in the Lebanese capital Beirut on December 19, 2012. AFP photoFleeing the violence in their adoptive country, thousands of Palestinian refugees have crossed the Syrian border into Lebanon in recent days, cramming into already over-crowded and decrepit camps. Our reporter visited the Shatila camp in Beirut.
Thousands of Palestinian migrants have fled Syria for Lebanon in recent days, cramming into refugee camps that have been housing Palestinians since the creation of Israel in 1948.
Palestinian refugee camps in Syria have been devastated by the civil war, particularly the sprawling Yarmouk camp near Damascus, which has hosted violent clashes between pro-regime fighters and rebel militants, who are said to be hiding weapons in the camp.
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