Syrian Studies Association Bulletin, Vol 17, No 1 (2012)

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A Year On: The Palestinians in Syria

Anaheed Al-Hardan

Abstract


Syria is home to half a million Palestinian refugees who enjoy unparalleled rights when compared to other Palestinian refugee communities in Arab host states. This article examines how the events in Syria over the past year have impacted the Palestinians in the country and assesses the possible implications of the ongoing upheaval and uncertainty for this particular community. It concludes by arguing that the fate of the Palestinians, like that of the Syrian people and the country as a whole, not only remains uncertain, but is also particularly precarious given their refugee politico-legal status in Syria.


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