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Conflict Incident Report

Man wounded in Ain al-Hilweh shooting

Date of incident: 
September 2, 2017
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Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
Asbat al-Ansar
jund al-Sham
Brief clashes in south Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp left one man wounded.
Around 11 p.m., a personal dispute between two Palestinian refugees in Sidon's Ain al-Hilweh escalated into an exchange of fire between Osbat al-Ansar members and Jund al-Sham members in the camp's Tawari neighborhood.
Musa Sueid - nephew of Osbat al-Ansar’s top official Sheikh Abu Ubaida - was wounded after Jund al-Sham's Hasan Murshid, also known as "al-Shibel,” shot him in his leg.
The dispute reportedly started over a dispute concerning fire crackers that children were playing with.
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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.