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Conflict Incident Report

2-year-old child beaten to death by father

Date of incident: 
November 19, 2018
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

A 2-year-old child has reportedly been found to have been beaten to death by her father after he originally claimed that she had fallen off a ladder at home, the Internal Security Forces said Tuesday.The daughter was then taken to the hospital for treatment, but she had already died.

The mother has been released from custody, while the father has been put on trial.

Primary category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Secondary Category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.