Army Ends Standoff between Hizbullah, March 14 Supporters at USJ Huvelin Campus

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Tensions were high at the Universite Saint Joseph in the Huvelin neighborhood in Beirut on Monday in light of Hizbullah supporters' protest against recent student elections results, reported MTV.

It said that the supporters surrounded the campus in protest, sparking tensions between them and the March 14 students.

The army soon intervened however averting any clash between the rival camps, reported the National News Agency on Monday.

Students have since left the scene and security forces are working on ensuring security around the campus.

Earlier, Phalange Party MP Sami Gemayel contacted Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji and USJ's President Father Salim Daccache demanding that they “assume their responsibilities regarding the provocations at the campus.”

The student elections were held at USJ last week.

An alliance between the Lebanese Forces and March 14 forces won the majority of seats at three of the campus's four faculties, while independent students swept the last faculty.

Gemayel later revealed during a press conference that the tensions were caused in light of Hizbullah supporters' painting of graffiti in the campus hailing Habib al-Shartouni, who was convicted of the assassination of former President Bashir Gemayel in 1982.

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Thumb Mystic 25 November 2013, 14:23

They will probaly all be expelled now.

Thumb geha 25 November 2013, 15:09

these extremist terrorists hizbushaitan cannot even recognizr the result of elections!
what is their complaint now? they were not present for these elections because they were busy fighting in Syria?
come on! you lost these elections, so STF up.
we need to remain calm a few more weeks or months, until their Iranian patron sends them the order to disband.

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 15:25

naharnet must have been worried people would interpret your post as accusing saad hariri of being guilty because he ran to hide in riyadh

Missing rudy 25 November 2013, 15:53

can you not stop lying mowaten?!

he ran away to hide in France!

Thumb benzona 25 November 2013, 14:24

well done Same Gemayel!

Thumb dasphinx 25 November 2013, 14:25

Is this the Lebanon we want?

Thumb EagleDawn 25 November 2013, 14:32

Mr. Raad said yesterday: " There is NO future for Lebanon without the Resistance". Does that answer your valid question....

Thumb dasphinx 25 November 2013, 15:46

My question was directed towards those who do not believe that Hezbollah is good for Lebanon yet they support him for different reasons (Michel Aoun & Co.)

Missing greatpierro 25 November 2013, 15:37

it is part of the democratic process to have politics in campus. This is happening everywhere in democratic countries. what should be forbidden is hizbullah which is an undemocratic party whose leaders are appointed by Iran and that enforces its will on the nation through its weapons.

Thumb souk-el-gharb 25 November 2013, 16:51

one of the few time I agree with FT, everything is politicized and confessionalized in this failed state called lebanon...

Missing greatpierro 25 November 2013, 16:53

FT you want to give lessons to the rest of the free world. Bon courage.

Thumb Mystic 25 November 2013, 17:09

lol FT how does it feel to have an Al Qaeda supporter(Souk-el-ghard) agreeing with you?

Thumb Mystic 25 November 2013, 19:57

Dear FT if you notice his avatar, it is the now dead FSA leader Abdul Kader saleh, don't let his takfiri lies decieve you lol. You are way more intelligent than that

Thumb Mystic 25 November 2013, 20:07 here is the exact same picture, thats how i recognized him immediatly

Default-user-icon samirc (Guest) 25 November 2013, 14:25

Hizbullah Students Surround Huvelin Campus ... I wish that was 20yrs ago so they fry them on the side walk and cut them with a tuna can.

Default-user-icon Horus (Guest) 25 November 2013, 14:28

What does HA want from free and democratically elected people .

Thumb EagleDawn 25 November 2013, 14:30

I am sure it was a spontaneous, delayed, and unplanned reaction to the elections they lost last week. HA hierarchy had no knowledge of this whatsoever!

Default-user-icon Ghassan (Guest) 25 November 2013, 14:30

Hizballah's student should enroll in the University of Damascus instead.
This way, they can attend classes during the day and fight at night.

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 15:21

but then you would cry that they are in syria, make up your mind hbb

Missing ritakhoury 25 November 2013, 16:11

mniha :)

Thumb eli-g 25 November 2013, 14:31

too late for that question dasphinx.

Missing trigger 25 November 2013, 14:38


Thumb FlameCatcher 25 November 2013, 14:44

And this is M8 democracy !

If you cannot tamper with the votes, then block the roads, protest, boycott ...

Hezbollah has shown once again that it is incapable of democracy or adhering to democratic principles.

This is the party you "pro-democracy" aounists are supporting !

Yalla, take over USJ, call the dean a zionist, put him in your "prisons" and declare the elections fraudulent.

Hezbollah should have had "99%" of the votes like Bashar in Syria ...

Hezbollah should be ruled out of government and parliament ! KHalas ba'a ! Enough with this joke !

Missing peace 25 November 2013, 15:07

of course: the elections are politicized! so null and void LOL

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 14:44

erhmagerd!!! a peaceful demonstration!! how disgusting and undemocratic, get me my goat now, i need to behead something to reconnect with my inner humanity!!

Thumb EagleDawn 25 November 2013, 14:47

Are you sober?

Missing peace 25 November 2013, 15:06

sure we know what peaceful means in hezbi minds: provoke till the other camp gets exasperated then blame the other camp for starting chaos... and hezbi lovers will come here to say: "they started! walaw! hezbi are disciplined and polite people!" LOL

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 15:22

eagledawn: more sober than a takfiri on captagon, you can be sure of that.
peace: humm.. so if a protest "exasperates" the others, and they might react violently, then i lose the right to protest? interesting, is that from your 101 on saudi democracy?

Missing mohammad_ca 25 November 2013, 17:23

Saudi? You forgot what the besij of Iran did after the "elections" there?

Thumb FlameCatcher 25 November 2013, 14:47

PS : I remember when Jamil El Sayyed, Hezbollah's puppy, sent armed forces to prevent USJ students from protesting.

Again, another sign of your democratic hezbollah and their democratic partners.

Aoun, your partnership with Kezballah is a disgrace !

Missing ritakhoury 25 November 2013, 15:01

Bad losers; aucun esprit sportif. C'est repugnant. Soit ils gagnent soit c la pagaye.

Missing greatpierro 25 November 2013, 15:09

It us much mire than a stylent dispute. It is a réjection of democracy by student affiliated to a party who imposes its agenda by force through its weapon. It is also an aggression by hizbullah students in a Christian area.

Thumb FlameCatcher 25 November 2013, 15:42

@Southern : "he sounds ridiculous by calling the army General Jean Qahwaji to solve a students disputes"

Should he solve disputes the Hezbollah way ? Maybe gather a couple of hundred people, provide them with blackshirts and weapons and hit to the streets and cause tensions and fear ?

Or maybe set up roadblocks ?

Or maybe assassinate his opponents, its less of a hassle and you can always blame it on Israel because the "sheep" will believe anything you tell them...

Maybe the best way to solve disputes would be to send half your student "army" to AUB or LAU and solve their problems too ... you can always blame it on terrorist students with tuitions paid by Saudi Arabia and Hariri... they bring very dangerous books to school !

Missing greatpierro 25 November 2013, 15:43

Southern I am not sectarian but there is a reality in this country. The Christian cannot accept that shiite students backed by a terrorist militia imposes there will on them especially that they are demonstrating against democracy. Similarily, shiite lebanese demonstrated against BasmatWatan TV program (which aired a Parody of Hassan Nasrallah) in Christian areas. Christians feels threatens in their living and their values as those demonstrations are threatening democracy and freedom of speech that are an essential value for Christians.

Thumb lebanon_first 25 November 2013, 16:26

Great Pierro is right. YOur accusations of sectarianism are cheap.

HA does not beleive in democracy. They beleive in the force of the strongest, they thrive in rule of the jungle.

They do not want to apply democracy amongst their constituents, forcing people to vote for them or Amal- even killing shiite heroes like Hashem al Salman who protested against them

There are regions in lebanon that apply democracy and rules and pay taxes and those which dont. HA's regions dont. Let HA stay in their regions and apply their rule of the jungle there. They are not welcome in Tripoli or Hamra or Ashrafieh. We more than welcome heroes like Hashem el salman and other patriots.

So FT it is not about gharbieh charkieh, and Southern it is not about chiite. It is about democracy and rule of law.

Thumb Dr.I.Mughniyeh_theheadless 25 November 2013, 16:12

The Hezballah students have a legitimate reason to blockade the University after all they expected to get their PHDs when they registered there and showed their "Asheaf ek Nass" Resistration hospitality card just like their counterparts at the UL and Dr Mowatenn, Dr Southern, Dr Flamethrower. They could not understand why the USJ would not give them PHDs without having to attend any courses anywhere since kindergarten.

Thumb Dr.I.Mughniyeh_theheadless 25 November 2013, 16:22

it's the "Ashraf el Nass" Resistration hospitality card

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 16:49

yea, who needs a PhD when all you need to do is butcher people and be called daktor?

Thumb FlameCatcher 25 November 2013, 17:09

@Mowaten : hell, you can also butcher people like Hezbollah without being called daktor ... you can also support regimes that killed Lebanese by the thousands and burried them in mass graves. No doctorate needed !

Go cheer Hassan and Bashar, no education needed at all ! You simply need to obey and be a sheep ... don't stray too far from the flock though as they will most certainly put you down !

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 17:18

oh dear FC, had been a while since i didnt hear you bark after one of my comments, had missed it. not.

please go on, dont let me interrupt your empty accusations, i wouldnt want to bother you in your monologue.

Thumb FlameCatcher 25 November 2013, 17:23

@Mowaten : unlike you, i don't spend my days struggling to make sense and brainwash others.

And unlike you, I respond to what you struggle to make appear as opinions or comments.

I know you're incapable of answering me so you opt for the easy way out : attack, insult ... this is Hezbollah tactics ... if you're unhappy, ATTACK like dogs because no possible dialogue will get you what you want !

You're simply incapable of argument ...

Thumb Dr.I.Mughniyeh_theheadless 25 November 2013, 17:29

Yeah Dr Mowaten, who knew Bashar would be a better butcher than he is a daktor. I mean if Hafez had only known that little Bashar would go into the family butchery business he could have saved the Syrian people tens of thousands of legally ill-gotten cash and send him to Lebanon. Here Bashar could have peacefully practiced the art of murder with the rest of the Syrian army instead of wasting his talent in London and it's conspiratorial universities.

Default-user-icon True Lebanese (Guest) 25 November 2013, 16:48

There are pictures of kataeb puuting the graffiti on the walls to create a reason to attack hezbollah students and that sami can start acting like a hero. You are going to get exposed again!

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 16:48

sa7 el nom, it has been this way for decades, you just found out?

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 17:12

well if you weren't so busy being all judgmental and solemn, despite your ignorance of basic facts, you could have asked and people would have told you.

Missing toronto 26 November 2013, 11:17

so i think right now its at its worst. hezb iran is a cancer and needs to be eradicated

Thumb lebanon_first 25 November 2013, 16:54

sami is the most representative christian leader in Lebanon. Why are you putting him down? This is utterly sectarian.

Thumb ishteraki 25 November 2013, 16:56

hezbulshitan thugs are unleashed again is there no one in USj have some bones ? just throw them a a bone and watch

Thumb jabal10452 25 November 2013, 17:08

Wlek ya 3ammé even in the 70's we had political cells "khaléya" in our schools.
Khalyéa Kataeb
Khalyéa Ahrar
Khalyé kaza ou Khaliyé maza.

I am sure that they had Khaléya in areas that were under the control of the Ishtirakié/Aoumié/Mourabiton/Amal/Communists for the respective parties.

And this fine tradition of politicizing education, and imposing one side of the debate on young students, extended to the Universities. What we are seeing today is only an extension of what happened in our academic institutions as far back as the 50's and 60's. This is a direct result of a weak and dysfunctional state, of a country ran by local strongmen who only care about their own turf and nothing else.

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 17:20

thefact: grow up a little, this is brainwash indeed, but to think it's any different in any other country would be naive. what one country does with student councils, another does with brutal war video games and hollywood movies. by the time they are 18 they are all pumped up and ready to go half way across the globe to kill arabs they hate without having ever met them before.

Thumb jabal10452 25 November 2013, 17:33

Mowaten, if we are to try to solve the huge, systemic problems of our country, we need to look in the mirror. So allow me, "the LF guy", to look at the mirror.
We had Kataeb and Ahrar cells in our school back in the 70's. Anyone even contemplating the remote idea of starting, say, a Communist cell would be roundly beaten and expelled from the school. Children of parents known to have been affiliated with the "other" parties before the civil war started kept a very low profile.
So where was democracy? Where was debate? Where was the exposure to a multitude of opinions that is a challenge to a student's intellect? Nowhere. The atmosphere reeked of fascism. I didn't see it then, but I see it very clearly now. This is what bothers me with the politicizing of our schools and universities.

Thumb jabal10452 25 November 2013, 17:34

Sure, Americans are bombarded with anti-Arab propaganda and so forth, but no one is forcing it on them. It is not institutionalized. There is free speech and freedom of thought. We have it too in Lebanon, but is it limited by the power of whatever party happens to be dominant in a certain area.

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 18:46

jabal: respect for "looking in the mirror" as you put it, and for being so sincere about it.

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 17:10

yes, it's sami, but i dont see the problem with that. even though i dont like him he has the right to study wherever he choses.

Thumb _mowaten_ 25 November 2013, 17:16

no, he finished in '05 or 06.

Thumb jabal10452 25 November 2013, 18:21

I agree with you that political activity and political organizations must be forbidden in schools. Students shouldn't be there for political education, but for CIVIC education. Once they have this with them, they will be better equipped to make the political choice that is best for them. We must encourage political awareness in our children, but they need to grasp the basics first.

Thumb Lebanon4life 25 November 2013, 18:25

We need a strong independent Lebanon. We need to get rid of this stupid sectarian thinking. All armed parties Hezbollah , Palestinians , Salifis and co .. have to be disarmed .

Default-user-icon hanoun (Guest) 25 November 2013, 18:46

start of the solution is a fair electoral law based on proportionality

Missing nuetral 25 November 2013, 19:13

What a pity,looks like even the young genertion is already brainwashed,For goodness sake
can we not be rational and be all Lebanese, becouse we all belong to one country and we have to find a way of living peacefully.We are already making the future generation hate each other.I beg of you all lets be Lebanese first.God bless our country.

Missing nuetral 25 November 2013, 19:25

Quite ring indeed.

Thumb souk-el-gharb 25 November 2013, 20:18

nice sociological analysis

qaeda/zionist/takfiri/bakri/put whatever u mullah learnt u....

Thumb cedre 25 November 2013, 22:14

Thumb lebanesenationalist 25 November 2013, 22:57

I have been visiting naharnet for years now, sometimes reading the comments. I decided to join now, to add a voice of reason to the sea of so many unreasonable people. I have some opinions I would like to express.

Is this how Lebanese people want to live forever? Sunni this, Shiite that, Maronite this, Druze that. It's so backwards and ignorant, I'm embarrassed when I see people speaking like this and then claiming to be Lebanese. Lebanon was historically a haven for all religious groups, but we seem to have forgotten that.

Where is your national pride? Why does Lebanon have to rely on foreign financial and military support to survive? Why do we remain silent when a foreign country bombs inside our territory (regardless of which country)? Why can't we have electricity 24 hours, 1 electric and water bill, safety and security and an economy to speak of? Why do we have to leave the country to get a good job, unless our connections are good (or bad if you know what I mean)?

Thumb lebanesenationalist 25 November 2013, 22:58

Why are people fighting in Syria, or fighting for Palestine, or for Saudi or Iran or Zimbabwe... Who cares about these countries??? Care about yours, love it because it is the most important thing you have.

Please people, ma 3am nazzir, it isn't important anymore who started this or that, what matters is what we can do now. Don't let another generation grow up like ours and our parents' did. Break the cycle.

Thumb lebpatriot777 26 November 2013, 02:50

Who needs that university anyway. There are bigger and better things to look forward to darlings....

Missing toronto 26 November 2013, 11:15

sad but true