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Conflict Incident Report

1 Dead, 5 Hurt as Ain el-Hilweh football fight erupts into gunfire

Date of incident: 
September 22, 2017
Death toll: 
1 person
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

On 22 September 2017, one person was killed and five others were wounded when a fistfight between football fans escalated into an armed clash in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh.

The agency said the clash between the fans of the al-Ansar and al-Nahda teams erupted after a football match at the camp's Jihad al-Wazir Stadium ended with a 1-0 win for al-Nahda.

The dead man, Mohammed Slim,  succumbed to his wounds at the al-Rai Hospital.




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Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.