Amal MP: Arms free Beirut is not possible

Amal Movement MP Qassem Hashem called for finding out who was the third party that was involved in Tuesday’s Borj Abi Haidar clashes, according to New TV .

Amal Movement issued a statement last Tuesday saying it was not involved, even as some of its men fought on Hezbollah’s side, according to local reports

This comes after the clash that took place last Tuesday in the Beirut neighborhood of Borj Abi Haidar between supporters of the the pro-Syrian Association of Islamic Charitable Projects—also known as Al-Ahbash—and the Iranian backed Hezbollah militants , leading to the death of three people, including Hezbollah official Mohammad Fawwaz.

The clash was the worst since May 2008, when Hezbollah gunmen swept through Sunni neighborhoods of Beirut after a government crack down on the group’s telecommunications network.

A third party interfered in the fighting which escalated the situation, Ad-Diyar newspaper reported on Saturday.

Regarding the Beirut MPs’ call for a “weapons-free Beirut”, Hashem said that this is not new and would not be possible amid Israeli threats.

  • Walid Khouri

    I think MP Qassem is TOTALLY RIGHT! We should arm Geagea’s Lebanese Forces with BIG weapons because God forbid the Israelis land in Jounieh or the port area or Ashrafieh. They honestly need to be able to repel them. What are people thinking disarming Beirut? Are you nuts? We should also arm the Sunnis of Beirut and Tripoli can you imagine the damage that will be done to HA if they fall under a clamp war North and South. Yeah give the rest of Lebanon weapons it is the duty of every Lebanese to bear arms to stop the Zionists expansion.

    • Tony A

      words of wisdom for sure walid when you look at it that way. but i do see a problem with that bro.

      more street fighting for parking spots from uneducated gangs.

      not all lebanese need to defend against zionist ezpansion – only the army bro and HA needs to be absorbed in it.

      i like to see a weapons free beirut.

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Walid Khouri

        I hope you see I was being sarcastic…

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Walid Khouri

        I hope you see I was being sarcastic…

      • Tony A

        whats bohsalino?

      • Tony A

        whats bohsalino?

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Walid Khouri

        Ask when you get there…

        It is like a heavenly sweet.

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Walid Khouri

        Ask when you get there…

        It is like a heavenly sweet.

      • Tony A

        well i added it to my list. i have barazi2, hilwayat el baba from saida (if i go there), foul emdammas from saida (again if i go there) and bohsalino.

        but thats nothing compared to my own personal list bro.

        i didnt have time last visit to go to my school – shouf national college in baakleen. i wanna go there for sure.

        last visit, we went to jeita grotto and loved it but i dont remember thats what i saw when i was younger so it was like the first time.

        we went to jimayze so i’m looking forward to that to go visit marillion’s pub and rabih opened one as well so hopefully we can go to both.

        of course, the mana2eesh that my dad kindly brings every morning from the bakery i’m so looking forward to that and i have to overdose on baklawa and knefeh bi ka3ik.

        my dad is gonna take us to kifraya winery so i will definitely buy bottles of wine to bring back.

        we went to some christian area and stayed in a great hotel last visit. you can ski there in the winter but i forgot the name of that place.

        stephanie and i stopped and took pics along theway of little virgin marys placed in the rocks going up the mountain. we thought that was such a nice thing to bless that area with. they’re every few kilometers either by themselves or placed in a box.

        please recommend any other places, areas or anything bro cos i seriously dont remember lebanon at all since we left in 1976 except for our school years and the war.

        i think now i have 6.9999999999 days left.

        no i’m not counting the days nor am i excited to go lol.

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Walid Khouri

        For that idiotic brainless moron nincompoop addlepate, blockhead, boob, dimwit, dingbat, dolt, dope, dork, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fool, halfwit, idiot (wait said that), ignoramus, imbecile, lamebrain, loony, loser, mental defective, nerd, simpleton, dunce, ass, blockhead, boob (oh sorry said that again), clod, dolt, dunce. seefool, fool, imbecile, jerk, lummox, moron, ninny, nitwit, simpleton, witling, birdbrain, cretin, buffoon, stooge, sucker, turkey, twerp, twit, bozo, hooligan, lummox, sap, mental retard lout, lunkhead, dumb ox, boor, dumbell, ignoramus, pinhead jerk who has nothing to do but thumb people down call me:

        1-800-I DONT CARE

        Get it already?

        my God! Get a life loser…

    • Tony A

      words of wisdom for sure walid when you look at it that way. but i do see a problem with that bro.

      more street fighting for parking spots from uneducated gangs.

      not all lebanese need to defend against zionist ezpansion – only the army bro and HA needs to be absorbed in it.

      i like to see a weapons free beirut.

    • Tony A

      walid dude wi7yet allah i read your post several times bro lol i honestly thought you were serious. put smiley faces lol.

      that was why i didnt put smileys when teasing maria but i guess many thought i was serious as well.

      khey habeebi i was worried about you for a sec.

      dude, 7 more daaaaaaaaaaayyyys. bitwassi sheeeeeeee brother???

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Walid Khouri

        yeah, bohsalino…

        look up the sweet at the bohsali… they are the best :D

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Walid Khouri

        yeah, bohsalino…

        look up the sweet at the bohsali… they are the best :D

      • Prophet

        Tony I hope you have a great time in Lebanon.I haven’t been there in years. You should visit Marron Alrass, in the extreme south, as GEORAGE HADDAD calls it. You have to go through Bint Jbeil as well. You’ll come back a true hardened resistant fighter, lol

      • Prophet

        Tony I hope you have a great time in Lebanon.I haven’t been there in years. You should visit Marron Alrass, in the extreme south, as GEORAGE HADDAD calls it. You have to go through Bint Jbeil as well. You’ll come back a true hardened resistant fighter, lol

      • Tony A

        prophet my friend thank you very much.

        i have a friend here who is a shia and he promised to take me to the border where you can see palestine as well as the israeli tanks patrolling.

        i will only come back humbled my friend and i will leave the resistance to you lol.

      • Tony A

        prophet my friend thank you very much.

        i have a friend here who is a shia and he promised to take me to the border where you can see palestine as well as the israeli tanks patrolling.

        i will only come back humbled my friend and i will leave the resistance to you lol.

      • Prophet

        Good Tony, but what makes you think that only shia live by the border?lol.

      • Tony A

        prophet i forgot about the sheep

      • Tony A

        prophet i forgot about the sheep

    • Tony A

      walid dude wi7yet allah i read your post several times bro lol i honestly thought you were serious. put smiley faces lol.

      that was why i didnt put smileys when teasing maria but i guess many thought i was serious as well.

      khey habeebi i was worried about you for a sec.

      dude, 7 more daaaaaaaaaaayyyys. bitwassi sheeeeeeee brother???

  • Walid Khouri

    I think MP Qassem is TOTALLY RIGHT! We should arm Geagea’s Lebanese Forces with BIG weapons because God forbid the Israelis land in Jounieh or the port area or Ashrafieh. They honestly need to be able to repel them. What are people thinking disarming Beirut? Are you nuts? We should also arm the Sunnis of Beirut and Tripoli can you imagine the damage that will be done to HA if they fall under a clamp war North and South. Yeah give the rest of Lebanon weapons it is the duty of every Lebanese to bear arms to stop the Zionists expansion.

  • michael

    Walid you are 100% right. How do we make these medieval barbaric human beings understand that it is possible to live in civil society without weapons, blood and killing?

  • michael

    Walid you are 100% right. How do we make these medieval barbaric human beings understand that it is possible to live in civil society without weapons, blood and killing?

  • Camp

    Israel is an excellent scapegoat for shias for not giving in arms and trying to take over all Lebanon.

    • Tony A

      hey camp israel is everybody’s scapegoat until israel wakes up and tears its walls down and learns how to coexist.

    • Tony A

      hey camp israel is everybody’s scapegoat until israel wakes up and tears its walls down and learns how to coexist.

  • Camp

    Israel is an excellent scapegoat for shias for not giving in arms and trying to take over all Lebanon.

  • Camp

    Tony,before telling others how to coexist,it would be important for Lebanon listening and respect other’s lebanese citizens points of view.

    • Tony A

      camp why is that an issue. welcome to freedom of speech and expression.

      one person has chosen to insult my wife everytime he posts. thats his right but its also my right not to answer or simply report him to ya libnan.

      others choose to only use the thumbs down and thumbs up without commenting. thats their right as well.

      in terms of lebanon itself, look at the complete freedom of media and news and government that allows for minds to express what they want including some idiot who talks about leaving people in a trunk.

      lebanon doesnt have walls like israel and neither does it try things from the world like israel.

      i’m really looking forward to the US flotilla thats being organised as we speak and that will hopefully set sail to israel in the near future.

      that will hopefully bring much needed attention to the biggest open air prison in the world – gaza.

    • Tony A

      camp why is that an issue. welcome to freedom of speech and expression.

      one person has chosen to insult my wife everytime he posts. thats his right but its also my right not to answer or simply report him to ya libnan.

      others choose to only use the thumbs down and thumbs up without commenting. thats their right as well.

      in terms of lebanon itself, look at the complete freedom of media and news and government that allows for minds to express what they want including some idiot who talks about leaving people in a trunk.

      lebanon doesnt have walls like israel and neither does it try things from the world like israel.

      i’m really looking forward to the US flotilla thats being organised as we speak and that will hopefully set sail to israel in the near future.

      that will hopefully bring much needed attention to the biggest open air prison in the world – gaza.

  • joey

    so MP QASSEM YOU are keeping your arms so israel want enter beirut or you will protect beirut from the israels forgive us sir how many time did israel enter beirut it was only in 1982 and they where there to get arafet out and you didn;t do heck all and now you want do anything to you are keeping the arms to terrorise the lebanese people and to put pressure on the goverment when ever anyone said something you don;t like so grow up and give up you arms or shove it up yourse because sooner or later someone is gonna do it for you

  • joey

    so MP QASSEM YOU are keeping your arms so israel want enter beirut or you will protect beirut from the israels forgive us sir how many time did israel enter beirut it was only in 1982 and they where there to get arafet out and you didn;t do heck all and now you want do anything to you are keeping the arms to terrorise the lebanese people and to put pressure on the goverment when ever anyone said something you don;t like so grow up and give up you arms or shove it up yourse because sooner or later someone is gonna do it for you

  • Mohamad

    I think you are all wrong guys. Because go back and study the history of Lebanon. If the Lebanese did not find a reason and he did not create an enemy he will fight himself or his neighbors anything anyone. Weapons are in the Lebanese blood, the solution is to change this blood and that is why when you go abroad your view of life will change. We have psycho mania in Lebanon and not warriors.

  • Mohamad

    I think you are all wrong guys. Because go back and study the history of Lebanon. If the Lebanese did not find a reason and he did not create an enemy he will fight himself or his neighbors anything anyone. Weapons are in the Lebanese blood, the solution is to change this blood and that is why when you go abroad your view of life will change. We have psycho mania in Lebanon and not warriors.