Osama Omar al Khaled died on Monday at the age of 64 in a Damascus hospital as a result of torture & medical negligence in Assad’s gulag. He was a Palestinian Syrian doctor who since 2011 played a prominent role in the Syrian Arab Spring especially by providing medical services to injured protesters. He was nicknamed the ‘doctor of orphans’ perhaps because he accepted no money from those in need. He was resident in the western suburbs of Daraa. Assad intelligence services arrested him in August 2018 while tending to the sick in a refugee camp in the area. He died as a result of the torture administered in prison & medical negligence in treating him.

May Osama Omar al Khaled Rest In Peace. We should take a moment to honor him & all medical personnel in Syria, including the White Helmets, who administer care even while Syrian & Russian war planes have destroyed every hospital in Idlib, specifically targeting medical & rescue workers.

(Photo of Osama Omar al Khaled from Syrian Network for Human Rights)