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Conflict Incident Report

Palestinians block busy Beirut road over alleged aid cuts

Date of incident: 
January 22, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian militias

On 22 Jan 16, hundreds of Palestinians blocked a vital road near the entrance to Beirut to protest alleged aid cuts. and the new applied hospitalization system that will reduce medical services for the refugees. The road was blocked and diverted from Beirut’s Cite Sportive toward the Beirut suburb of Bir Hasan due to the rally near the UNRWA headquarters in Jnah.

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.