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Conflict Incident Report

Ain el-Hilweh clashes results in deaths and casualties

Date of incident: 
March 23, 2017 to March 26, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
jund al-Sham

NNA - Exchanged shooting in Ain El-Helwi camp last night left behind a toll of two killed and three injured, among them a woman, the NNA correspondent reported.
In details, the security situation in the camp escalated on Thursday night after a personal dispute erupted between an element of the Fatah movement and another of the Jund Al-Sham organization, thus leading to the shooting.
Contacts with the concerned sides resulted in ceasefire amid cautious calm. 

Peace was soon interrupted by the sound of an explosion which injured the abovementioned woman, and heavy shooting which led to the death of Mohammad Al-Jandawi, member of the Palestinian National Security Forces. 

The sound of bullets continued to be heard inside the camp, until dawn hours, along with missiles, machine guns and grenades. 


The Daily Star
SIDON, Lebanon: A gunbattle between family members Saturday rocked Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp in the southern city of Sidon, wounding two.

A security source told The Daily Star that a mortar shell was used during the armed dispute between members of the As-Saadi family in Ain al-Hilweh.

The fighting erupted in the camp's Tahtani Street.

The security situation in Ain al-Hilweh has been on the verge of collapse and the camp has witnessed sporadic violence over the past two days.

Three deaths have been reported since Thursday in the fighting.

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.