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Conflict Incident Report

Hand grenade explosion in Ain El Helwe Camp-Saida

Date of incident: 
January 4, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

On 04 Jan 17, in Ain El Helwe Camp-Saida, a hand grenade exploded in Hay Akbara in Foukani street inside the camp. No damages were reported. Joint Palestinian Forces reported that it was an attempt to create tension after the announcement of opening UNRWA’s schools on Thursday 05 Jan.

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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.