According to the Palestinian eyewitnesses who fled the horrors of the terrorist group, they saw heads cut off and children killed in front of their parents.
Ibrahim Abdel Fatah, a 55-year-old refugee, told AFP “We had heard of their cruelty from the television, but when we saw it ourselves… I can tell you, their reputation is well-deserved.”
Another teenager Palestinian refugee, Amjad Yaaqub, said he saw IS members “playing with a severed head as if it was a football”.
Yaaqub added “Daesh [IS] came to my home looking for my brother who’s in the Palestinian Popular Committees. They beat me until I passed out and left me for dead.”
It is estimated that 400 families including around 2,000 people fled the camp to Yalda, a neighbouring area which is also besieged by Assad forces, and 150 others escaped to regime-controlled areas.
Wesam Sabaaneh, a member of the Yarmouk-based Jafra Foundation, said around 18,000 Palestinian refugees are trapped in their houses by the clashes and heavy shelling and have no access to basic needs or medical supplies.