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Conflict Incident Report

Ain el-Hilweh rocked by grenade

Date of incident: 
February 25, 2018
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Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

An unknown individual hurled a hand grenade Sunday in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in south Lebanon, the National News Agency said.

NNA said the incident in the camp's al-Ras al-Ahmar neighborhood did not cause any casualties.

The camp has been the scene of numerous armed clashes in recent years.

By long-standing convention, the Lebanese Army does not enter Palestinian refugee camps, where security is managed by joint committees of Palestinian factions.

Ain el-Hilweh is an impoverished, overcrowded camp near the coastal city of Sidon, and is home to some 61,000 Palestinians, including 6,000 who have fled the war in Syria.

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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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.