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Conflict Incident Report

State Security arrested two suspects for belonging to terrorist organisation

Date of incident: 
October 12, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
State Security
Armed militants
State Security arrested two Palestinians on suspicion of being affiliated with a terrorist organization. The suspects, identified as Mohammad M. and Wassim G., were arrested in the Chouf town of Joun.
They admitted to belonging to a militia run by hard-line militant Abed Foddah, active in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh. They also admitted to being involved in recent clashes in the camp as weapons traffickers.
The authorities also disclosed their involvement in the arms trade and their possession of large quantities of weapons and ammunition, which had been concealed in several places inside the camp.
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Secondary Category: 
Arms Storage/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.