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Conflict Incident Report

Wall gunfire in Ain al -Hilweh camp

Date of incident: 
August 16, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

To show the resistance against the erecting of a concrete wall around the camp that started in 2016, in order to separate Ain al-Hilweh from the surrounding areas, the wall repeadly came under fire. 

On the 16th of August, shooting targeted a cement mixer, though none of the workers on duty were hurt.

Local Palestinian officials denounced the gunfire and pledged to bring the assailants to justice, the source said, adding that camp leaders are completely united in their desire to respond to “any individual or group jeopardizing the camp or its surrounding.”


Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
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.