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Vatican gravely concerned about Palestinian refugees in Syria

November 15, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Over 400,000 Palestinian refugees live in Syria, and over 450,000 live in Lebanon.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 15, 2017 7:56 PM ET USA

    "A leading Vatican diplomat has expressed his alarm over the effect the Syrian civil war is having on the estimated 438,000 Palestinian refugees in the country. ...UNRWA, the agency established in 1949 to provide relief for the Palestinian refugees from the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Its mandate also includes Palestinians who fled or were expelled from the West Bank and Gaza after the Six Day War in 1967." It seems that Bashar al-Assad and his predecessors are more refugee-friendly than the expeller