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Conflict Incident Report

Ain el Hilwe tension rises as shooting, sniper bullets reported

Date of incident: 
February 27, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
Armed militants

NNA - Tension rose overnight in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain-el-Hilwe as hand and Energa grenades intermittently continued to fall in the Upper Street, with shooting and sniper bullets being heard, National News Agency correspondent reported on Tuesday. Palestinian security officials were intensifying contacts and efforts to end the tension that has paralyzed daily activities inside the camp.

Primary category: 
Heavy Artillery [inc.rocket attacks]
Secondary Category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.