Yarmouk Camp

The Assad Dynasty Was Hatched at My Grandfather’s Home. They Later Destroyed it

The Assad Dynasty Was Hatched at My Grandfather's Home

The story of Yarmouk Camp, where I was born and raised, is in many ways the story of Palestinian politics in Syria and the region. My family was witness to the camp’s rise and fall for decades. The camp was also the starting point for Assad’s long, tortuous relationship with the factions of the Palestinian movement.