Haniyeh asks Malaysia to help stop bloodshed in Yarmouk camp

Palestinian Information Center

Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Photo: Julie Webb-Pullman

Ismail Haniyeh, deputy chairman of Hamas political bureau, asked the Federation State of Malaysia to intervene to halt the bloodletting in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria.

Over a phone call on Tuesday evening, Haniyeh offered his condolences to Malaysian premier Dato Najib Razak over the death of his office director along with other staff in the Malaysian recent plane crash, according to a statement issued by Haneyya’s office.

Haniyeh hailed Malaysia for its supportive positions for the Palestinian people especially in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

He urged the Malaysian Prime Minister to intervene in order to stop the bloodshed in Yarmouk camp.

The Islamic State (IS) has recently taken over Yarmouk camp in Syria and has been abusing its inhabitants since then.

In the same context, a 12-year-old Palestinian girl was killed by an IS sniper bullet in the camp leading to her immediate death on Tuesday evening.

On the sixth day in a row, the fighting in the devastated camp is ongoing between Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis brigades and IS militants.

Violent bombardment escalated on Tuesday whereas the number of Palestinian refugee victims jumped to seventeen after four refugees have lately been killed in clashes and bombing targeting the besieged camp.