That Syrians are still fleeing for #Europe
is no surprise, particularly those in #Lebanon
where authorities are preparing to *illegally force* them back to #Syria
5+ million #Syria
refugees remain in neighboring states & polling suggests ~0.5% would consider an eventual return.
Why do almost all #Syria
refugees refuse to consider any future return to #Syria
The answer is obvious when you glance across basic facts -- see this thread from last week:
UPDATE on the boatful of #Syria
migrants stranded off the coast of #Malta
- x1 more child died yesterday (3 total, now)
- Contact with the ~60 passengers was lost overnight
has banned a cargo ship from rescuing the boat & has refused to help itself.
Under intense pressure - particularly by foreign diplomats - #Lebanon
detained x5 security officers yesterday for torturing a #Syria
refugee to death.
He died of "severe torture" within 3hrs of his arrest on unknown charges.
And you wonder why Syrians are fleeing on boats?