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Conflict Incident Report

Palestinian child mistakenly shot in south Lebanon

Date of incident: 
June 8, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

A Palestinian child was mistakenly shot in the leg in south Lebanon’s Bass refugee camp in Tyre, a security source told The Daily Star. Ten-year-old Yamen Siyam was taken to Tyre governmental hospital after the incident. His family is of Palestinian origin recently displaced from Syria. No further details were disclosed.

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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.