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Conflict Incident Report

Palestinian protest called for asylum in Europe

Date of incident: 
October 13, 2017
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Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
Dozens of Palestinian youths called for asylum in European countries to escape dire living conditions in Lebanon during a protest near the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, on October 13th. 
The Palestinian Youth Organization for Humanitarian Relief in Lebanon organized the protest where demonstrators waved European flags and an enlarged image of a Palestinian identity card issued by the Lebanese authorities, in addition to billboards calling for asylum.
"What do you expect after my five children die because of the daily fighting and instability in the Ain al-Hilweh camp? Besides [escaping] misery and unemployment ... I want to live a dignified life. Let them bring me to Palestine or to a country that respects me as a human being," said Mohammed, a refugee who took part in the action.
The protest was held near a Lebanese Army checkpoint outside of the camp to show that it was not a renouncement of Palestinian identity.
This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.