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Conflict Incident Report

Palestinian abducted in the Bekaa

Date of incident: 
September 15, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants

A Palestinian businessman, who had recently arrived from Denmark, was kidnapped Monday in the Bekaa Valley, a security source told The Daily Star.

Around 1:30 a.m., gunmen on board a four-wheel drive abducted Mohammad Khaled Ismail, 59, when he was standing outside his building in Douris, in the district of Baalbek.

The source said the abduction was most likely for ransom.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
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.