At least 8 Palestinians tortured to death in the last week

There are 2,433 documented Palestinian casualties of the Syrian war so far, the overwhelming majority at the hands of Assad forces and proxies. At least 230 of these martyrs have been met by a particularly gruesome end; death by torture. In the past week alone, 8 Palestinians have been tortured to death in Assad prisons. The emphasis on the fact that these casualties are Palestinian is not to imply that Palestinian life is more precious than Syrian life. Let it instead stand as testament to the dishonesty of those who continue to regard what is happening in Syria as irrelevant to Palestine.

Here are the names of the Palestinians tortured to death in the past week. Count your dead, Palestine, regardless of where or by whom they were slaughtered. Whether at the thumbs of an Israeli drone pilot or the gun of an Assad soldier, the ethnicity of the executor does not bring back the dead.
-Mahmoud al Aswad


-The brothers Taysir Shehadeh and Shaher Fadil Shehadeh

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-Omar Ahmad Fallah al-Shamlooni


-Muwaffaq Ahmad Ali

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-Maher Amrin

-Mohammad Sammour

-Amjad al-Sabihi



-Talal Alyan
Talal is a Palestinian-American writer based in Brooklyn. He tweets here.


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