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Conflict Incident Report

Woman's body found buried on Rmeileh beach

Date of incident: 
January 11, 2018
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

The body of a young woman was found buried in the sand on a beach in Rmeileh.

Palestinian Zarifa Z., born in 1995, whose body was covered with sand, rocks and rubbish, was reportedly killed last week by her ex-husband, Lebanese national Fadi Aa., born in 1984.

Aa. was brought in for questioning regarding Z.’s disappearance by the police last week. He reportedly confessed Thursday morning to having killed Z. and led police to the place where he had attempted to bury the body.

Aa. referred to Z. as his wife but told investigators that the marriage had never been officially registered and that he had divorced her “verbally.”

Z.’s body was transported to a nearby hospital and further investigations are underway.

Primary category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Secondary Category: 
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.