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Conflict Incident Report

Dozens in Sidon protest against Israel

Date of incident: 
July 28, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

Crowds of Palestinian and Lebanese worshippers protested against the Jewish state in the southern city of Sidon after Friday prayers. In the courtyard of the Sidon Serail, the demonstrators burned Israeli flags and chanted slogans in support of Palestinians protesting the security measures imposed by Israel at the Al-Aqsa Mosque holy site in Jerusalem.

“What is happening in Palestine is a crime against the owners of the land,” said Ayman Shanaa, a Hamas official in Sidon.

“We call on Hamas to fight the Israeli occupier ... [Hamas] is a legitimate and national [organization], and will not retreat from resistance and harassment.”


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.