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Conflict Incident Report

Eight-year-old Palestinian dies in south Lebanon gun accident

Date of incident: 
October 17, 2015
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

An 8-year-old Palestinian boy was accidentally killed while playing with his father’s gun Friday morning in the refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh.
Youssef Isam Musa used a chair to reach the gun, which was placed on a high shelf in the father’s bedroom, Palestinian security sources told The Daily Star.
The gun was accidentally fired, instantly killing the boy.
Musa’s father is a member of the Popular Front to Liberate Palestine-General Command, headed by Ahmad Gibrel.
The boy was taken to Al-Aqsa Hospital in the refugee camp, located on the outskirts of the coastal city of Sidon.

Primary category: 
Personal Accident [inc. drowning, suicide...]
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.