Fearing IS, Palestinian families leave Mosul for Iraqi Kurdistan | —
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — About 120 Palestinian families have emigrated from Mosul in northern Iraq to Iraqi Kurdistan fearing IS threats, according to the consulate of Palestine in Erbil.
In a statement, released Saturday, the consul of Palestine in Erbil Nathmi Hazouri said Palestinian families living in Iraq were facing very dire conditions.
His remarks, according to the statement, came during a celebration the consulate organized marking the 10th anniversary of the death of late leader Yasser Arafat.
Hazouri said that Palestinian families started to leave Mosul to Iraqi Kurdistan in June after IS fighters started to deploy in the city.
Mirrored from Ma’an News Agency