Persecution of members of the Palestinian community in Iraq began almost immediately after the US led invasion in April 2003. Palestinians were subject to harassment, targeted attacks, kidnapping, abduction, torture and extra-judicial killings by the Iraqi government and militias
In celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Communist Party in Syria and Lebanon, the Palestinian singer and writerâ€”Khaled El-Hibr sang these words: We are fine in Gaza – How about you? – We are fine under attack – How about you? – Our martyrs are under the rubbles – Our children now living in the tents – And they ask about you – We are fine in Gaza – How about you?