PLO delegation heads to Syria over refugee crisis
Published Sunday 04/05/2014 (updated) 06/05/2014 12:24
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A delegation representing the PLO left the West Bank for Jordan on Sunday en route to the Syrian capital where they are scheduled to check up on the conditions of Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country.
The delegation is headed by member of the PLO Executive Committee Zakariyya al-Agha who also chairs the PLO’s refugees affairs department.
In a statement Sunday, al-Agha said the visit to Syria comes to follow up decisions during previous trips.
The delegation, according to al-Agha, will work with concerned parties in Syria to try and overcome obstacles which impeded implementation of a PLO initiative to avoid involving Palestinian refugees in the ongoing conflict.
The initiative came after gunmen redeployed in the Yarmouk refugee camp and as a result the camp came under blockade again.
The delegation will also hold meetings with representatives of PLO factions in Syria.