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Conflict Incident Report

UNRWA teacher attacked, schools close

Date of incident: 
October 11, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

The director of an UNRWA-run school in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh was badly beaten by a student’s parents, prompting teachers to protest and all schools in the camp to close. The League of UNRWA Employees protested the incident that left Ahmad Abbas injured. Abbas worked at the Safad School in the camp. The Palestinian Liberation Organization denounced the beating, calling for an end to attacks on facilities managed by UNRWA, the state-run National News Agency reported. “Force shouldn’t be used against UNRWA institutions since their aim is to serve the refugees. These facilities are the properties of our people and it’s our duty to protect them,” the PLO said.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.