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Official: 250,000 Palestine refugees flee Syria camps

Sept. 27, 2013 3:00 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 30, 2013 7:17 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Some 250,000 Palestinian refugees have been forced to leave their refugee camps in Syria due to violence in the country, a senior Fatah official said Thursday.

Muhammad Ishtaya's remarks came in a meeting with the deputy commissioner-general of the UN refugee agency UNRWA Margot Ellis, who is responsible for Syria's Palestinian refugees.

He added that the number of Palestinian refugees in Syria was nearly 600,000 of which 250,000 have fled.

Ishtaya called on international rights groups to intervene.
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