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Conflict Incident Report

Joint Security Force deployed in Ain El-Hilweh - Saida

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tensions at Ain el-Helweh (starting August 7, 2014)
Date of incident: 
May 19, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

On 19 May 15, in Ain El-Hilweh, members of the Palestinian joint security force deployed in two areas in the southern refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh after removing the obstacles hindering their presence there. A 30-member force deployed at the checkpoint near the entrance of al-Taware neighborhood and another 40-member unit positioned at the checkpoint of al-Tahtani street. The deployment came as part of efforts to consolidate security and stability in the camp.

Primary category: 
Militant Deployment
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.