The Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus was the site of a riot Monday evening, after infuriated mourners lashed out at Palestinian leaders attending the funerals of "Naksa Day" fatalities.
According to the Arab-language Syrian website "Bokra," Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal was among those caught in the fray, as well as Popular Front General Command (PFLP-GC) Head Ahmed Jibril and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine politburo member Maher al-Taher.
Sources in the refugee camp said the masses were shouting out against the Palestinian leaders and clashed with local security forces, which reportedly fired into the crowds just seconds before.
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Reports of possible casualties in the riots and their numbers were conflicting.
In is unclear at this time whether Syrian security forces have entered the camp to quash the riot.
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