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Syrian refugees in Gaza suffer second war

Palestinian refugees from Syria and Syrian refugees who came to the Gaza Strip to escape the war in Syria are caught in Israel’s war on Gaza.
Omar Odeh, a Palestinian refugee from from the Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus who fled Syria some two months ago, sits with his daughters as he looks at his laptop in the livingroom of their rented apartment in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on  April 16, 2013.  Odeh who fled Syria last year, was followed by his Palestinian mother, Syrian wife Basma and their children in February transiting through Egypt to reach the Gaza Strip. Finding no work, they are living off donated aid and help from fam
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BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Young engineer Abdullah al-Baltaji had only one choice: leave Syria and find shelter in the Gaza Strip after rockets hit his home and private office in the Mezze neighborhood in the Syrian capital, Damascus. He settled with his family in the Shajaiya neighborhood in the eastern Gaza Strip less than a year ago, accompanied by his wife, twin daughters and son. They lived in an apartment built by the Gaza government.

Baltaji fled Syria to protect his family from the bloody war that has been raging there for more than three years. However, this was just a prelude to a more dangerous phase that awaited him in the Gaza Strip.

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