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Conflict Incident Report

Ain al-Hilweh residents stage solidarity sit-in

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tensions at Ain el-Helweh (starting August 7, 2014)
Date of incident: 
November 20, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

On 20 Nov 16, a sit-in was staged in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in Saida to protest a proposed law by the Israeli government that would ban loudspeakers for the calls to prayer at mosques in the country. The protestors called on the sons of Palestine to enlist in the effort to liberate their lands and holy sites.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.