One Killed, 11 Wounded in Scuffle near Iranian Embassy

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One person was killed on Sunday and at least eleven others were wounded in a scuffle between supporters of Hizbullah and protesters near the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

The Demonstrators were holding a sit-in near the embassy in the Bir Hassan area south of Beirut, to protest Hizbullah's involvement in the war raging in Syria.

According to LBCI, all the wounded belong to the Lebanese Option Party, which is led by the March 14 Shiite politician Ahmed Asaad.

The channel said that the number of protesters was around 40-50 people.

The state-run National News Agency identified the man who was killed as Hashem Salman

Later the army command issued a communique confirming that “a person opened fire at protesters, who arrived at Bir Hassan area to hold a sit-in near the Iranian Embassy."

According to the statement, the person swiftly died of his wounds.

The army command noted that the army swiftly intervened and dispersed protesters to restore calm in the area.

“The army is pursuing the person, who opened fire, to detain him and hand him over to the competent judicial authority,” the communique added.

An army spokesman told Agence France Presse that Hizbullah partisans attacked the demonstrators.

Although Lebanon has officially adopted a position of neutrality in Syria's war, its people are sharply divided with Hizbullah and its allies backing President Bashar Assad's regime and the March 14 alliance the rebellion.

Syrian regime forces backed by elite Hizbullah fighters on Wednesday managed to recapture the strategic town of Qusayr near Lebanon's border from rebel hands following a fierce assault.

And on Saturday the Eastern Bweida village, the last rebel bastion in the area, was seized by Syrian forces, bringing the entire Qusayr region near the border with Lebanon back under regime control.

Only 10 kilometers from Lebanon, Qusayr is strategic for the regime and Hizbullah because of its proximity to the border and because it lies on a route linking Damascus to the the regime's bastion on the Syrian coast.

For the rebels, it was an important conduit from Lebanon for men and weapons.

The army urged on Friday "citizens to express their political views on events in Lebanon and Syria by peaceful and democratic means and not to be driven by groups wanting to use violence as a means to achieve their ends".

The statement was the strongest from the Lebanese army since the uprising against Assad erupted in March 2011.

Comments 85
Missing un520 09 June 2013, 13:51

A brave action by lebanese who is sick and tired of Hizbollahs actions against the will of the majority of lebanese. Especially important and worrisome for Nasrallah that people from his own sect starts to make their voices heard. It will not be easy for those brave people, and we see how Nasrallahs armed gang reacts. However, its the only way forward to make Lebanon a truly democratic and peaceful country. And yes, we also need to remove the weapons from sunni extremists or christian and druze extremists for that matter (not that Ive seen too much of those over the last twenty years).

Thumb benzona 09 June 2013, 14:34

Thumb up for speaking the truth. Everyone must be disarmed and I add that all warlords that played a role in the civil war need to be judged in the Hague. Berri, Jumblatt, Aoun, Gemayel, Geagea, Nasrallah,etc... We need justice, Lebanon cannot provide it.

Thumb geha 09 June 2013, 17:44

the blindness of aoun followers to identify him as the worst that happened to Lebanon alongside all the other warlords is simply mind boggling.

Thumb general_puppet 09 June 2013, 20:52

Benzona, to be fair you can not categorize Aoun as a warlord. The pajama general falls under the description of coward/deserter/sell-out.

Thumb benzona 09 June 2013, 21:04

Haha puppet general. He's a deserter indeed but he needs to answer for his crimes like the others. Look at former Yugoslavia, presidents, ministers and generals are rotting in jail in holland. We need the same in order to rebuild our society.

These laws of amnesty are BS, they amnestied themselves, zero legitimacy to any of them.

Thumb general_puppet 09 June 2013, 21:53

Benzona, The little corporal Aoun answers to Nasrallah and Nasrallah answers to the Ayatollah. They have both been given religious dispensations for their crimes, no amnesty is required.

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 18:15

they took their time to react.....

Thumb geha 09 June 2013, 20:26

I wonder if m8 guys still can say that hizbushaitan never attacks the Lebanese people. :)
I wonder how this premeditated murder by hizbushaitan was executed in front of the army.
I wonder how to describe someone who shoots an unarmed man in the back.
I wonder.....

Thumb Dimyl452 09 June 2013, 14:08

Every and any person, belonging to any or no political color, should have the right to demonstrate peacefully without being harassed, attacked or abused! Only in our "civilized" arab countries that these things happen.

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Thumb benzona 09 June 2013, 14:31

Why am I not surprised to hear that the victim was anti Farsi. Guess who killed him, the same people that killed Gibran Tueni, Samir Kassir, Hariri, Gemayel jr, etc....

Thumb Senescence 09 June 2013, 18:30

Yes of course, risking the voice of this highly valued target would have been just too dangerous.

Besides, it's a protest in front of the Iranian embassy, of course it's of little surprise it included an anti-farsi individual.

Missing mohammad_ca 09 June 2013, 14:32

They want to turn Lebanon into Khamenei Iran and ASSad Syria...

Missing un520 09 June 2013, 14:43

Peaceful protests within their own community is their worst nightmare, and Hizbollah has to kill it in the very beginning. Again, weapons against their own fellow countrymen. I guess Nasrallah has to re-write his speech today, and include another unlikely story about US/Israeli plot.

Missing greatpierro 09 June 2013, 15:14

Mowaten, FT and Josh hurry up find excuses for Hizbullah turning this country into a Hisbustan hijacking liberty and democracy.

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 17:38

oh! it is all right that hezbi kill demonstrators ? poor idiot FT....
buffer zone? LOL... stop your M8 propaganda you are fooling no one but only prooving how brainwash and subservient you are to the baath regime!

Thumb geha 09 June 2013, 17:47

dear ft
turning this into an m14 issue is totally irrelevant.
what you seem to not understand is that we, M14ers, do not care less for the so called leadership of m14 and do not follow them blindly, rather we question each and every move they make.
when did you ever question your leadership of thugs?

Thumb fadi_albeiruti 09 June 2013, 23:40

A typical boot licking Iranian/syrian slave, you would say anything to divert attention from the issues at hand, you don't see Mustaqbal and or LF in black shirts beating protesters do you boot licker? You're just as worthless as your clown in orange and the rat hiding in the sewers, remenber boot licker, what goes up must come down, you and your hizb elshitan will be brought to justice sooner or later, and to the martyr that these thugs killed I say, may you rest in peace, the strugle will continue.

Missing greatpierro 10 June 2013, 07:41

FT you are missing the point. Hizbullah is turning this country into a hisbustan with its army, police, administration, telecom, and therefore canibalizing the Lebanese state and nation. Is this the legacy we want to leave to our children or rather build a state with the different communities living in good intelligence. the fact is that Hizbullah behaves the same way as the iranian regime and the Syrian regime, ruthless against liberty and democracy.

Missing mohammad_ca 10 June 2013, 12:51

that is ALL you see? you don't see hizbocrap thugs beating their own for supporting the syrian revolution? aw you don't see ASSad bombing lebanon aw hizbocrap releasing their thugs in Syria? you must be watching manar/dunya/3alam way too much.

Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 15:36

All my respect to the brave Shia who chose to make a peaceful, democratic stand and make their voices heard. Shame on our authorities for not providing the most basic protection to people who try to exercise their most basic rights. What are the chances of arresting the thug who opened fire on them? You want to make a guess?

Thumb lebanon_first 09 June 2013, 18:36

Shame on authorities who are quick to arrest any non HA affiliated thug but who consider HA thugs un-arrestable.

Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 15:41

That HA is losing support of the Lebanese is neither tragic nor sad, but rather long overdue. What started as a legitimate resistance against the Israeli occupation quickly turned into Syria's main instrument of perpetuating its domination of Lebanon. This must end.

Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 17:23

Not so fast FT, not so fast. Time will tell if HA will be broken or victorious. Until then, you're going to have to live with my cute little avatar, no matter how irritating you might find it. But you just never know; I might find myself eating my word. But I chose to take the gamble.
On a more serious matter, look at the picture that came with this article and tell me what you see? What I is a gang of black-shirted thugs with yellow bands on their arm, armed with clubs and beating unarmed protestors. These are the people that you are cheering for, FT. This is the party that is promising us freedom and democracy.

Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 18:09

You are dodging it, FT. Do you support what those black shirts are doing in the picture above?

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 20:08

the thugs FPM are allied with... :) LOL

Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 20:40

FT, I honestly didn't expect any another answer because after exchanging so many views with you on this forum, I "know" you. We do disagree on many issues but at the core, we share the same set of values.

Default-user-icon Pophigor Zimbadij (Guest) 09 June 2013, 16:52

Ahmad Asaad should immediately call the ex US president George Dumbo Bush and ask him to send USS Cole again to the shores of Lebanon ASAP. The USS Cole should be accompanied by the other two floating destroyers, USS John McCain and USS Joseph Lieberman. Then we shall see Hizbullah supporters and fighters beg for mercy. bel ro7, bel dam, la sermeytak ya cheikh sa3d.

Missing cedars 09 June 2013, 17:03

@the_roar: You fail to admit or see that HA has and is always a militia weakening the country and not the other way around. The president of the country and Gov represented by the majority of M8 claimed a disassociation policy for 2yrs, as soon as Iran tells Nasrallah to execute their agenda in Syria, the so called Lebanese militia acts based on Iran's commands same as in 2006 and the many assassinations against their opponents for the past 8 yrs same as Assad does it to his opponents in Syria (i.e. Ghazi Kan3an and many many others...). For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction so why not the rest get armed to defend themselves. in Summary HA will not get disarmed without a fight and by force at which point we will have a peaceful country when All militias are disarmed.

Thumb lebanon_first 09 June 2013, 18:42

cedars, why try to convince roar? his very name is a reference to his criminal master assad while most our names is a reference to lebanon's greatness. He is syrian. He DOESNT want a strong lebanon. He thrives on killing and likes the takfiris who gave his idols an excuse to kill. Dont reason with him...

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 17:33

freedom of speech the hezbi least those M8ers who want to picture the anti hezbollahi people as wahabis or "sectarian strife"will have to change their speech as hezbi went against other shia....

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 17:36

no respect whatsoever.... those "dead" were lebanese representatives thus they represented the lebanese institutions and also journalists which bravely stood up against your syrian masters!
but for low M8ers like FT killing MPs or journalists or innocent bystanders is fair game when they are against M8! you deserve no respect poor moron...

Thumb geha 09 June 2013, 17:52

wake up man.
we are now talking about Lebanon going down the drain of a ferocious civil war.
is that what you want?
there is no m8 and no m14 in this cntext, rather there is only the country.
does it mean something to you?

Thumb geha 09 June 2013, 17:53

shame on you roar for supporting a foreign entity over your country.

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 17:58

would aounis accept to be beaten and killed while demonstrating for their ideas? i wonder if aoun will denounce this... oh! i guess he'll come up with an excuse or just shut up.....

Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 18:08

You are dodging it, FT. Do you support what those black shirts are doing in the picture above?

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 18:10

"An army spokesman told Agence France Presse that Hizbullah partisans attacked the demonstrators."

just read the article and listen to the news instead of defending this militia....

Thumb primesuspect 09 June 2013, 18:10

Look at the pic. shocking.... they're barbaric.

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 18:13

"what does the picture of a martyr have to do with elections other than draw your vote through emotional response?"

same goes for your hezbi martyrs placarded in dahiye... LOL! but for hezbi it is ok, but M14 no... double M8 standards as usual.. pityful FT....

Missing alpha 09 June 2013, 18:16

HA are stronger than ever . They are not going anywhere . In fact these protesters were not Shia , I heard from a colleague of mine that they were paid actors ( $ 50 ) to do this shot . Guess who was the sponsor? Exactly , Harriri , in to be precise it was his sister . What a failed stunt ! Fools just fools , not the actors , but the Harriri's desperation , shame shame , his ass must be itching so hard from these bad boys from KSA !!!!!

Missing alpha 09 June 2013, 18:21

Actors without a job . Paid by Harriris' ($50) for this stunt !!!! Please give us real and true events NAHARNET !!!!!!

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 18:24

the beatings and killing also was part of the movie? LOL!!! it doesn't justify the fact that your hezbis beat and kill demonstrators be them actors! LOL you must be proud of them i guess!

Missing rudy 09 June 2013, 19:19

Dont forget the tin foil hat

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 18:22

what a reliable source alpha! LOL... so i guess that justifies beating and killing? what about that? even if your scenario was true does it justify hezbis to beat and kill? stronger than ever? LOL!

avoid posting instead of making yourself a fool....

Thumb lebanon_first 09 June 2013, 18:34

Yorgo... you pinpointed the problem... All they think about all day is "death to everyone", and all they prepare themselves all day to do is fight and kill.

Thumb Senescence 09 June 2013, 18:36

the_roar's first two statements are consistent with the state of things.

Thumb lebanon_first 09 June 2013, 18:39

Roar yes. M14 do make wrong assumptions and cant foresee the future. Yes the M14 revolution was stolen from us by the child king living in saudi and the false doctor. But these thieves are the lesser evil. The greater evil is your idol Assad el chaytan and Hezb iran... Killing peaceful protestors...
And I tell u, whatever comes around goes around. And one day, I dont claim to know when, Assad and his proxies will join the dustbin of history.... Meanwhile, the criminals are killing away...

Thumb primesuspect 09 June 2013, 18:49

These people are true and genuine patriots. May the martyr RIP.

Thumb lebanon_first 09 June 2013, 18:53

well said prime. Imagine the courage required for a chiite to demonstrate against hezb iran in front of hte iranian embassy. These are real martyrs before anyone else.

Thumb primesuspect 10 June 2013, 02:29

oh yes. courageous. Hopefully more of them will arise and revolt.

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 09 June 2013, 18:49

Hizb Allah attacks unarmed protesters? Shocking! Ashraf al Nass of the national resistance against democracy.

Missing alpha 09 June 2013, 19:11

What a bad stunt ! M14 are desperate ! HA just won a victory not lost it you idiots ! Why on earth would you have a demonstration, unless the opposite , right ? You just don't demostrate against a victory unless you are from the opposition ( ie m14) right ? What Dumbells you D.....heads are ! Propaganda has worked for you Dumbells but not to us Majority .... Bloody fools !!

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 19:24

simple question: do you agree that people get shot at for giving their opinion in a peaceful demonstration?

easy answer: yes or no....

Thumb Senescence 09 June 2013, 19:13

The irishtimes already claims it was Hezbollah,

Western media seems to have made up its mind/shows innerconvictions/slow news-day.

Missing rudy 09 June 2013, 19:19

And whats the other side of the story?

Thumb Senescence 09 June 2013, 19:34

Well, it seems that the assailant is still unknown and the commentation regarding pertinent articles seems to make no accusations. More accusations will follow, and I hope, truthful ones having proper evidence.

Missing peace 09 June 2013, 20:10

not weak at all only in your weak mind... it is the same principle: propaganda. but of course that only goes for M14 but it is ok for hezbis.....

Thumb lebanon_first 09 June 2013, 20:22

well said

Thumb geha 09 June 2013, 20:33

this was a cheap murder by hizbushaitan to silence these brave shia for protesting against iran.
how do you call someone who shoots an unarmed man in the back?
the shooter is well known as hizbushaitan, and he shot the guy in front of elements of the army.
this leads us to ask what was the army doing? is it as usual covering up for these hizbushaitan thugs?

Thumb general_puppet 09 June 2013, 20:44

This is the reality in Lebanon, the Glorious militia murders, intimidates and declares war at will. Heaven help anyone who would dare protest against then or their paymaster. As usual the Iranian/Assad cheerleaders have nothing to say, but the same old garbage.

A truly disgusting picture, cowardly Hizbullah Thugs in-traing for their Jihadist duty.

Thumb primesuspect 09 June 2013, 23:40

jajajaja just had a funny thought. Tuesday is the puppet show. LOL LOL LOL.
and you, puppeteer will have a lot of work pulling your strings.

Thumb general_puppet 09 June 2013, 23:58

Hola Prime, Clauon Tuesday is right around the conner. But Aoun is a minor puppet in the big show, he is pre-programed the Axis does not bother to pull his strings manually.

Thumb primesuspect 10 June 2013, 02:31

ola amigo mio. Yes, because he keeps repeating the same nonsense. It might not be too much work for you after all. jajaja

Thumb primesuspect 10 June 2013, 02:33


Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 20:57

Way to go FT! +1 from me!

Missing formerlebaniz 09 June 2013, 21:00

For real? Go to Al Arabiya website and look at the interview with someone in the protest.

What is the Army for if it cannot protect you and your life when you are expressing your opinion?! What good is the army for when in front of their eyes someone shoot another killing them and they standstill while he's bleeding on the ground to death?


I don't care anymore, why are they being paid? What is their job? To hell with it stop paying the security forces if they are not doing their job let them find their job for whatever country or party they work for. This is beyond despicable. It's beyond believable that anyone is defending the murderers or justifying their actions.


Thumb benzona 09 June 2013, 21:07

Malyon bil miyé

Thumb benzona 09 June 2013, 21:06

We need to empower the Shiites whom disagree with Nasrallah the Chabiha terrorist and Berri the thief and former warlord.

Thumb jabal10452 09 June 2013, 22:20

"Former" warlord? Benzona, he'll go into warlord mode at the flick of a switch!

Thumb benzona 10 June 2013, 16:54


Missing kiserouen 09 June 2013, 21:17

Flamethrower, be honest, do you really believe it was a mustaqbal trouble maker and not an hezballah thug? Just look at the image above. Do you see how the hezbis are attacking protesters? What right do they have to do such a thing?

Missing kiserouen 09 June 2013, 23:20

But these thugs are hezballah and they did this, did you not see the footage? Hezballah shabbi7a attacked peaceful protestors. No ifs and buts, hezballah did this. So hezballah will turn itself in? 7elwi haydeh.

Missing kiserouen 09 June 2013, 21:17

Flamethrower, be honest, do you really believe it was a mustaqbal trouble maker and not an hezballah thug? Just look at the image above. Do you see how the hezbis are attacking protesters? What right do they have to do such a thing?

Missing samiam 09 June 2013, 22:25

I guess hizb iran has drawn lines around the iranian and syrian embassies as places people arent allowed to protest. The hizb is just doing the bidding of its iranian masters.

Default-user-icon Samir Matouck (Guest) 10 June 2013, 00:39

ان من يقتل انسانا بريئا اراد ان يعبر سلميا عن رايه ضد جرائم "حزب الشيطان" في سوريا امام السفارة الايرانية بناء على اوامر الصنم خامنئي مصيره جهنم و بئس المصير. قتلاكم يا "حزب الشيطان" فطائس لان خامنئي الذي افتى لكم بالدفاع عن حزب البعث الجرمليس اهلا للافتاء بل هو حاكم جائر.

Thumb primesuspect 10 June 2013, 02:34

that's because they're the dumbest hence the most dangerous.

Default-user-icon mowafeq al dafeq (Guest) 10 June 2013, 03:48

يلا يا قبضايات جعجع، 14 اذار فرجونا مراجلكون، هيداك حزب الله وهيديك السفارة، شو ناطرين يا شاطرين.

Default-user-icon Hammer Head (Guest) 10 June 2013, 06:42

Please stop referring to our army as the only saviour to our plight.
The lebanese Army was destroyed,and our top Generals killed at the behest and under the command of a sick dictator called Aoun. This sick excuse of a human being is self serving and doesn't care a hoot about his country or its people.
What you have now are Army officers trained by the Syrians, Army Generals appointed by the Syrians and the majority of ground troops HA members.

Default-user-icon Al-Ghaliboun (Guest) 10 June 2013, 06:44

Long live the resistance. Death to all traitors.

Thumb Maxx 07 September 2013, 20:38

So may you die the first.

Missing samiam 10 June 2013, 10:19

of course, no word by the iranian embassy about the regret of loss of life--

Missing trigger 10 June 2013, 12:43

This is exactly what happened a few years back when the Syrian regime was still up and running... not much later, they left with their tails down between their legs.
this will happen again in a short while to HA.

Missing mohammad_ca 10 June 2013, 12:50

wow Alpha so the guy that died was not shia? 3anjad? hek allak rfee2ak?...layk rfee2ak shi3i shi? mo2ayed la hizbocrap? ah, eh, t3allam shwy habibi please.

Missing mohammad_ca 10 June 2013, 12:52

hizbocrap does that all over the south, post pictures of their ftees.

Missing mohammad_ca 10 June 2013, 12:55

and with respect to elections? ma howi hizbocrap never stops campaigning with an annual visit to martyrdom of alHussain with his supposed pictures posted all over their areas and their stabbing of their bodies to ignite sectarian hated.