Zaman al-Wasl publishes an exclusive report revealing the crimes of Mouwafak al-Dawah, the Syrian-Palestinian militant who applied for asylum in Germany after fighting for pro-Syrian regime militia in southern Damascus suburbs.
Al-Dawah had committed more crimes during his fight for the Free Palestine Movement (PFLP-GC), an armed militia fighting on behalf of Bashar al-Assad’s forces in southern Damascus.
The civilians at the Yarmouk camp were part of a crowd waiting for food aid when a man fired at them from an anti-tank weapon, killing seven and severely wounding three, including a six-year-old child, the German authorities said.
Al-Dawah was one of the most dangerous leaders of Palestinian militias, eye-witnesses told Zaman al-Wasl.
He had participated in the rape of women from the Yarmouk camp in the al-Bashir Mosque, as well as in the Ali al-Wahsh massacre in which dozens of demonstrators were killed and arrested, and hundreds were disappeared. He was directly responsible for firing RPG shells on civilians in Yarmouk camp during the distribution of humanitarian aid, and for starving the residents of the camp as well as bombing and destroying it.
After the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, al-Dawlah, along with Abu Mohamed Serriyah, senior militia commander, had participated in the suppression of pro-democracy protests in the southern suburb of Damascus like al-Tadhamon, al-Zahera and al-Midan.
According to an eye-witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, al-Dawah was one of the first people to join Ahmed Jibril’s militia, leading one of the groups that worked to suppress demonstrations in Yarmouk, al-Hajar al-Aswad, and Yalda, in addition to participating in the battles against the Free Syrian Army factions in the region.”
Another witness said that al-Dawah was one of the leaders of the fighting groups in the military wing of the Free Palestine Movement, al-Aqsa Shield Forces led by Said Abdulal.
Germany has "universal jurisdiction" laws that allow it to prosecute people for crimes against humanity committed anywhere in the world.
Zaman Al Wasl