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Conflict Incident Report

Road block in Ain El Helwe Camp with burning tires in Saida

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tensions at Ain el-Helweh (starting August 7, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 4, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

On 04 Dec 16, in Ain El Helwe Camp-Saida, a group of people from the camp blocked the road of Htayn neighborhood inside the camp with burning tires to protest against a comedy show on television that included a sarcastic report of the camp and the building of the wall around it. The protesters demanded the television management to apologies immediately.

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 social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.