|Title||Actors/Parties Involved||Description||Date of incident||Death toll||Number of Injured||Sources of Conflict||Security Incident Category|
|Two armed persons robb 'Credit Libanais' Bank in Bouj Hammoud||
On 14 Apr 16, two armed persons stole "Credit Libanais" Bank branch in Bourj Hammoud at gunpoint. The two armed persons wearing black jackets and black eye glasses entered the Bank, threatened the employees and asked them to collect the money and put it in a bag; then they took the bag and ran away to ride a small motorcycle which they had parked 10 meters away from the Bank.
|Saturday, April 16, 2016||0persons||0persons||Robbery/Trespassing|
|ISF: Man who kidnapped and raped minor in Bourj Hammoud arrested||Lebanese Civilians, ISF(internal security forces)||
The kidnapper and rapist of a 14-year-old girl in Bourj Hammoud was arrested yesterday in Rawda, the Internal Security Forces indicated in a statement on Thursday. In details, the minor's father pressed charges at Bourj Hammoud gendarmerie against B.D., Lebanese, after his daughter, born 2001, was kidnapped. Three days later, the girl returned home and was examined by a coroner, who found that she had been raped. According to the girl, the culprit anesthetized the girl after snatching her, and transported her in his car from Bourj Hammoud to an unidentified place where he raped her. Police managed to arrest him yesterday in Rawda following intensified investigations.
|Wednesday, August 12, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]|
|Child killed in apartment fire near Beirut||Syrian Civilians/Refugees, Civil Defense||
A three-year-old Syrian girl died in a fire that engulfed her family's apartment near Beirut Wednesday, Civil Defense said. The child, whose name was not revealed, was found dead after becoming trapped with her family inside their fourth-floor apartment, located in the Nabaa area near Burj Hammoud. Five of her family members were rescued, the statement added, without mentioning if they were injured in the incident.
|Wednesday, August 12, 2015||1 person||0persons||Fire|
|Wanted person arrested in Dora||ISF(internal security forces), Lebanese Civilians||
On 10 July 15, in Dora, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a Lebanese national wanted for kidnapping a six (6) years old boy from Aamchit.
|Friday, July 10, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|KVA employees stage sit in over delay in salaries||EDL workers, Lebanese Civilians||
NNA - Employees of one the companies providing services to the EDL staged a sit-in on Monday in front of the KVA building to protest against the delay in the payment of their salaries, the NNA correspondent reported. http://www.nna-leb.gov.lb/en/show-news/29438/KVA-employees-stage-sit-in-...
|Monday, July 7, 2014||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Wanted person arrested in Borj Hammoud||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 04 June 15, in Borj Hammoud, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a person wanted for drug trafficking.
|Thursday, June 4, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Security forces: the arrest of a murderer in Bourj Hammoud||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 02 May 15, in Bourj Hammoud, a man stabbed his nephew and his mother which led to her death on the spot and the boy was transferred to the hospital for treatment.
|Saturday, May 2, 2015||0persons||0persons||Murder|
|A person shoots a man and then commits suicide in Borj Hammoud||
On 08 Mar 15, media allegedly reported that a person fired shots from hunting gun and killed a man in a groceries store , then headed to Borj Hammoud and fired gunshot towards himself committing suicide.
|Sunday, March 8, 2015||0persons||0persons||Murder, Shooting, Suicide Attack Attempt|
|Curfew restrictions on Syrian refugees in Burj Hammoud||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
In the municipality of Halba curfew restrictions have been imposed on Syrian refugees, from 8 pm to 6 am since the 17th of May 2014.
Lebanese municipalities have increasingly imposed curfews on Syrian refugees. The curfews restrict refugees’ movements and contribute to a climate of discriminatory and retaliatory practices against them. Human Rights Watch has identified at least 45 municipalities across the country that have imposed such curfews.
Some of the curfews were among numerous retaliatory measures directed at Syrians following the August 2014 fighting in Arsal, Lebanon between the Lebanese army and extremist groups operating out of Syria and the execution of at least three Lebanese soldiers abducted by the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra. Such curfews violate international human rights law and appear to be illegal under Lebanese law. Municipal police enforce many of the curfews but Human Rights Watch also received information about the creation of local vigilante groups to enforce curfews, raising concerns about abuses.
“The authorities have presented no evidence that curfews for Syrian refugees are necessary for public order or security in Lebanon,” said Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director. “These curfews are just contributing to an increasingly hostile environment for Syrian refugees in the country.”
|Saturday, May 17, 2014||0persons||0persons||Restrictions on Residents [inc. curfews]|
|NGOs denounce curfew for Syrians in Lebanon's Bourj Hammoud||
Authorities recently imposed an 8:00 pm curfew on Syrians in the eastern Beirut suburb of Bourj Hammoud, a move condemned as a “violation of the law” by Lebanese NGO Legal Agenda on Wednesday.
The curfew was set after an altercation took place on Saturday, in which one man was seriously injured by a gas canister. Five Kurdish-Syrians were later arrested in connection to the fight, according to LBC.
Lebanese residents of Bourj Hammoud staged sit-in took place on Sunday, accusing Syrians of being behind the dispute and calling for stricter security in the neighborhood.
A curfew was then set on Tuesday, forbidding Syrian nationals from being outdoors between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am in Bourj Hammoud.
In an article on Legal Agenda’s website, legal researcher Sara Wansa denounced the curfew, calling it a “violation of the law.”
“The decision was set by the municipality, and it is a decision that is a violation of the law, and is outside of the municipality’s jurisdiction. Decisions like these are taken by the Higher Military Council during ‘cases of state of emergency’ or regarding classified ‘military zones,’” Wansa wrote.
“This form of repression conflicts with international conventions that guarantee freedom of movement for all residents, regardless of their nationality, and disallows discrimination against or between them,” she added.
Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa deputy director Nadim Houry also condemned the decision on Twitter, noting that Syrian presence in Bourj Hammoud has predated the Syrian conflict.
Bourj Hammoud is the latest Lebanese municipality to install a curfew for Syrians. Throughout 2013, numerous towns across the country sought to limit the freedom of movement of Syrian nationals after nightfall.
A recent study by the American University of Beirut revealed that more than 90 percent of Lebanese respondents said they supported restricting the movement, political freedoms, and work opportunities of Syrian refugees.
Furthermore, at least 10 percent of Lebanese nationals surveyed in various areas within Akkar, Wadi Khaled, and the Bekaa stated they “highly endorse” violence directed towards Syrian refugees, and even violence towards the Lebanese government.
More than one million Syrian refugees are registered in Lebanon, as the three-year conflict in neighboring Syria has strained the political and security situation in the small Mediterranean country.
|Thursday, May 22, 2014||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...], Restrictions on Residents [inc. curfews]|
|Syrian refugees face reprisals after beheading, some forced to leave||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
Syrians across Lebanon expressed a sense of foreboding Monday after the beheading of a second Lebanese soldier by Islamist militants heightened tensions across the country. The announcement Saturday that ISIS members had decapitated Abbas Medlej, a captive Lebanese soldier, sparked outbursts of rage across the country, largely leveled against Syrians, whom many blame for the country’s deepening security crises. Unknown men expelled a number of Syrian refugees Monday from the southern town of Houla, while residents of an encampment in Burj al-Shemali near Tyre were given written eviction notices. “We’re not against Syrian refugees,” insisted Ali Deeb, the mayor of Burj al-Shemali. “But we don’t want gatherings of camps [of Syrians] for hygiene reasons and also security reasons.” In the Beirut suburb of Burj Hammoud, residents circulated a flyer Monday demanding Syrians leave the neighborhood. “We ask Syrian citizens living in Burj Hammoud to evacuate the area by Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. and [the decision is] in solidarity with the martyrs of the Lebanese Army,” the flyer read. Many Lebanese blame Syrians for the clashes that erupted last month in Arsal, which resulted in the death of 19 members of the Lebanese security forces and the capture of at least 29 more. Some of the Islamists involved in the fighting are believed to have sought shelter in refugee camps in Arsal. In Arsal itself, Syrians said that while the situation between refugees and locals was particularly tense, no violent altercations had occurred since news of Medlej’s death broke Saturday night. “The situation is bad. We are very worried,” said Abdallah al-Masri, a Syrian refugee living in Arsal. “Arsalis accuse us of being responsible for the clashes ... We rarely go out of our house.” Residents of the Bekaa town have welcomed more than 100,000 Syrians, but refugees say that the support they long enjoyed from the local community was abruptly cut off after last month’s clashes. Maram, who hails originally from Qusair, had been living in a rented room in Arsal but was evicted after the clashes. “Some Arsalis, they believe that Syrians brought the problems to their town and have kicked us out of their houses.” Some refugees said they sympathized with the Lebanese people’s outrage. “We are being treated nicely by the Lebanese people,” said Mohammad Ali Hassoun, a refugee living in the southern town of Bisarieh. “But at the same time we are scared there will be a reaction to ISIS’s criminal acts. If we are asked to leave, we will,” he said. “Lebanese in Bisarieh do not pose a danger to Syrian refugees,” said Mayor Fouad Mushawrab. He admitted, however, that “some people” in surrounding areas would use Medlej’s death as an excuse to spark a confrontation between locals and Syrians. In an effort to maintain control over an increasingly fragile security situation, Lebanese authorities are cracking down on Syrians suspected of belonging to militant groups. Security forces arrested Syrian citizen Mohammad Abdullah al-Salami in Marjayoun for suspected involvement with ISIS. Amy Intelligence then raided a house in the southern town of Rabb Thalathin, where Salami’s brothers reside. Youssef and Sultan al-Salami were arrested, charged with belonging to the Nusra Front. Mona Monzer, a spokesperson for UNHCR, said that the situation was “very sensitive.” “The UNHCR is in continuous contact with the local authorities and the government to try to alleviate the tensions between the Lebanese and the refugees,” she said. The vast majority of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon are women and children, she added. Tensions between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees have been brewing for months. In south Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have settled in under-developed areas long neglected by the state. But in Arsal at least, refugees were more concerned about renewed hostilities between Islamists and the Lebanese Army than reprisals by Arsalis. “People say the clashes will start again soon,” Maram said. “And if they do, we’re not getting out of here alive.” “Some people say Arsal is a cemetery. They’re right.”
|Tuesday, September 9, 2014||0persons||0persons||Forced Displacement of Population|
|Demonstrations to protest the violence||
Demonstrations took place all over the country to protest the violence, namely in West Beirut, the southern and eastern suburbs, in Baabda, Hadath, Antounieh, Choueifat, Sin al- Fil, and Nabaa. Women demonstrated in Bourj Hamoud, Mar Mikhaël, Sed al-Bouchrieh, Jdeideh, Dora, as well as in the North and in the Beqaa. At least 40,000 people demonstrated in total.
|Saturday, October 25, 1975||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|