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Conflict Incident Report

Taxi dynamited in South Lebanon refugee camp

Date of incident: 
July 17, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

A taxi in south Lebanon was destroyed by a stick of dynamite, the state-run National News Agency reported. The Palestinian driver of the cab, identified by the initials Y.Z., told the Internal Security Forces that a suspect threw a stick of the highly explosive dynamite at his black Toyota while it was parked in front of his house in the Rashidieh refugee camp south of Tyre. The front of the vehicle was destroyed by the attack, which the man said ended his livelihood by preventing him working his usual taxi route between Tyre, Sidon and Beirut. Rashidieh camp security forces were carrying out an investigation to identify the assailant and hand them over to Lebanese security forces.

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.