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Iraq: Palestinian refugees harassment in Iraq

Christian Iraq reports that representatives of the 40,000 Palestinian refugees living in Iraq say they have suffered harassment and persecution at the hands of security forces and ordinary Iraqi people since the fall of Saddam Hussein two years ago. Now some Palestinians living in Iraq have decided spontaneously to leave. But that is not easy since none of them possess passports or other valid travel documents, posing yet another problem. A group of 19 Palestinian refugees attempting to travel overland to Syria has been stuck at the al-Waleed border post since 4 October because they do not have the right papers.

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