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Conflict Incident Report
Ain el-Hilweh rocked by grenade
Date of incident:
February 25, 2018
Number of Injured:
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.
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.
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