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Conflict Incident Report

Palestinian detained in connection to Costa operation

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February 2, 2017
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Lebanese Military Intelligence
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

Lebanese Armed Forces Intelligence division in the south arrested on Saturday a Palestinian national in connection with the attempted terrorist attack on Costa Coffee earlier this year in Beirut's Hamra Street.
The detainee, identified as Hassan Majdi Obeid, was arrested in Sarafand. He is a friend and a co-worker of failed suicide-bomber Omar Assi. Both worked at Hammoud University Hospital in Sidon.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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.