The United Nations refugee agency says it is concerned about death threats against Palestinians living in Iraq. On Friday, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the estimated 34-thousand Palestinian families in Iraq feel especially vulnerable because many Iraqi's resent their favorable treatment under the rule of Saddam Hussein.
The UN says it recently sent a letter to Iraqi president Jalal Talibani asking for increased protection for Palestinians. A group of 88 Palestinians trying to flee Iraq remains blocked in a no-man land after Jordanian authorities stopped them from crossing the border. The UN says it has given the group enough food and other provisions to last four or five days.