Angry residents protest against Hezbollah in its south Beirut stronghold, updates


Hay sellom protestDozens of angry residents in Hezbollah’s southern  Beirut stronghold  of Hay al-Sellom poured into the streets, burning tires and blocking some roads to prevent the police from confiscating  or damaging their vending properties.

The protest turned against Hezbollah, which had promoted the campaign against violators. In an usual move, some took their grievances to live TV, demanding compensation from Hezbollah and even cursing the group’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The  raid by the Internal Security Forces   targeted   unlicensed street vendors in Hay al-Sellom . It  used bulldozers to take down shacks where vendors mainly sold coffee and mobile phones.

Public displays of anger against Hezbollah  in Lebanon are rare, especially in the group’s strongholds.

Hezbollah’s  parliamentary bloc on Thursday blasted what it called “cheap political and media exploitation” of the latest crackdown on street vendors in Hay el-Sellom and the uproar that followed it.

A police raid against unlicensed street vendors in Beirut’s southern suburbs has caused a rare public expression of anger in a stronghold of the militant Hezbollah group.
A police raid against unlicensed street vendors in Beirut’s southern suburbs has caused a rare public expression of anger in a stronghold of the militant Hezbollah group.

“As the bloc highly appreciates the patience of our people and their endurance of the dire economic and social situations and the state’s negligence towards the development of their regions, it stresses that the constant demand of Beirut’s southern suburbs is the implementation of the law, the enforcement of social security and the removal of illegal violations,” said the bloc  in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.

It called for “the widest cooperation with the measures aimed at enforcing the law,” rejecting “any excuse aimed at justifying the violations that harm our people in Beirut’s southern suburbs before anyone else.”

The  bloc  described the latest U.S. sanctions on Hezbollah as a “U.S. aggression against Lebanon, its people and its sovereignty.”

“The financial sanctions law that the U.S. House of Representatives voted for yesterday is a blatant interference in Lebanese domestic affairs, a violation of national Lebanese sovereignty and an unacceptable attack against the Lebanese people,” the bloc said.

It also warned against “the risks of submission or fear from this policy,” calling for “a firm sovereign stance” and “practical rejection of this behavior.”


Ali Shamas
Ali Shamas

Conflicting media reports emerged Thursday on whether or not the army’s Intelligence Directorate had arrested a man who cursed the Hezbollah chief on live TV.

Some media reports said army intelligence agents arrested the man who was identified as Ali Abdul Rahim Shamas, on drug-related charges.


This is perhaps the first time that some residents of the southern suburb stronghold of  Hezbollah have dared to insult Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah directly on the air, in front of the camera  and to criticize his participation in the war in Syria. Some in the media questioned whether this is  an uprising or just a reaction to the removal of unlicensed vendors  or just an expression of  the  Shiite public opinion that is brewing underground and could not express itself and object to the wars fought by the party .

What happened in  the morning of the twenty-fifth of October 2017 is the most significant response to the announcement of Iranian President Sheikh Hassan Rowhani just two days ago that “the status of the Iranian nation in the region today is greater than ever.” “Where is it possible, in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Africa and the Persian Gulf, to make a decisive decision without taking the Iranian position into account?” He said.


Future movement parliamentary bloc on Tuesday warned that Iran is seeking to impose “hegemony” on Lebanon and the region.

Hailing Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s response to Rouhani’s remarks , the bloc described the PM’s statement  as “a patriotic and courageous stance.”

“President Rouhani’s arrogant and insolent remarks are totally rejected and Lebanon is an independent Arab state that rejects any hegemony and any insult against its dignity,” Future movement added in a statement issued after its weekly meeting, echoing similar remarks by Hariri.

“Lebanon is an independent Arab state that accepts no guardianship and refuses what undermines its dignity,” stated  PM Hariri earlier

“Rouhani’s affirmation that no decision is made in Lebanon without Iran is unacceptable,” emphasized the PM replying to Rouhani’s remarks in a Monday tweet.


 Hezbollah MP  reacts to the incident

MP Ali Ammar told Hezbollah chief  Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in response to the  wave of insults that Nasrallah was subjected to by saying: “Anyone who attacks a turban like Nasrallah’s is only paving  the way for all the turbines .”

“I remember when I tried to kiss your  shoes but you kept me away, and I felt at this moment as I   was kneeling under your  feet that I was living in a different world the world of the kingdom.”



76 responses to “Angry residents protest against Hezbollah in its south Beirut stronghold, updates”

  1. This was expected .
    The Shiites of Lebanon are proud Lebanese and refuse Iran’s hegemony.
    Like all the Lebanese the Shiites want Lebanon to be independent , sovereign and free .
    I expect more protests in the future , because all of us in Lebanon are tired of Iran and its manipulation of Hezbollah and its effect on our relations with the Arab countries and the rest of the world community

    1. Still pretending to be Lebanese Kharazna?

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        His name was Arzatna not Kharasna, he was here 3 years ago, came beginning in 2017.

        1. All the same Khara-sna.

  2. I cant believe what Ammar is saying .
    This guy is supposed to be a member of the parliament and is telling the world he wanted to kiss Nasrallah’s shoes but Nasrallah won’t let him .

    1. Danny Farah Avatar
      Danny Farah

      What do you expect from a thug who is living off Nassrallah.

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      The man is a nut, his speech sounds as a satire.

    3. Danny Farah Avatar
      Danny Farah

      Ammar is a big himmar..

  3. Danny Farah Avatar
    Danny Farah

    “I remember when I tried to kiss your shoes but you kept me away, and I felt at this moment as I was kneeling under your feet that I was living in a different world the world of the kingdom.”
    What a bunch of baloney from Ammar who is going around threatening people left and right. Who the hell is Nassrallah for you to even think he is some kind of messiah or some prophet. While I support the gov’t efforts to get rid of the violators activities. But for Ali AMmar to threaten these people and poor Ali SHamas how come the ISF didn’t arrest him before if he is selling drugs? suddenly he is selling drugs? or next they will label them as Israeli spies. Typical Hezbollah accusations of putting their enemies against the wall.
    Ammar ya nouri only a low life like you would even talk big of Nassrallah the terrorist. Why not get rid of the armed supporters in the SOuth who are roaming the streets with guns and threatening people. I hope this Shiite Intifadah is just the beginning. The Christians, Druze and Sunnis need to rise against their own since none of their so called leaders do anything other talk and have dinners. If Nassrallah was all about improving the overall situations in Lebanon and only protecting Lebanon, then I am all with him. But someone who is following the rules of Tehran and subject to wars and misery, I would spit on him day and night.

    1. I still can’t believe an elected official would say something like this. How low is low

      1. Danny Farah Avatar
        Danny Farah

        They do it publicly and without shame..they are cowards actually.

    2. Christians, Druze and Sunnis need to rise against their own

      You don’t live in Lebanon and have not stepped in in over a decade – you said so yourself. An uprising will lead another foreign-funded civil war.

      If this is about illegal street vendors, why did the “protesters” talk about the war in Syria and what not?

      1. Danny Farah Avatar
        Danny Farah

        We need uprising against the leaders and not against each other. But giving your reading disorder can’t understand what i meant. It’s okay I am getting used to that..

        1. He plays mind-games. It is all about the deception and redirection. Either that, or he is just that diluted in reality.

          1. Danny Farah Avatar
            Danny Farah

            Of course he does and I bet you he may have licked Nassrallah shoes one time or two.

          2. Can you explain how I play “mind games”? Redirection you say, that’s quite a statement, especially when all your comments on topics unrelated to Iran are redirected about Iran.

          3. If it happens in the middle east and has terror or war involved, you can most likely find Iran and its Quds lurking in the background. You either fail to recognize this or fail to admit it.

          4. Yes, because it was/is Iran who:

            • collapsed the Ottoman Empire
            • randomly carved the ME
            • bombed Iraq in the 1920s
            • stole Palestine
            • oppresses the Palestinians
            • bombeb Lebanon for a decade
            • randomly carved the ME
            • invaded/occupied Lebanon
            • attacked Egypt and Syria in ‘67
            • occupies others’ lands
            • waged war in ‘73
            • waged the war on Iraq in ‘03
            • wages a war in Afghanistan
            • waged the war in Libya
            • started the war in Syria
            • etc

            Your ignorance of history is as aberrant as your lack of logic and is only matched by your abysmal IQ.

          5. Spoken like a true mullah lover. Ohhh the jealousy over Israels little chunk of land. Are your mullahs going to soon try to take that away? It is soon time to whack another bunch of invading shiite Generals.
            Bring it or stop your barking mullah-boy.

          6. I can care less about the mullahs of Iran. You said every war and terror in the ME was/is instigated by Iran. I gave you some examples contradicting your propaganda. You now throw a tantrum.

          7. Danny Farah Avatar
            Danny Farah

            And he/shemale pretends not to follow the axis of evil.

        2. Yes Danny, because an uprising against the leader will not spill to an uprising against each other. Strong logic as ever.

          1. Danny Farah Avatar
            Danny Farah

            And what do you suggest dude? keep the status quo and maybe someday we will have 24 hours electricity, water? and hopefully trash issue will be resolved in 3030.. Of course since Hezbollah and Amal is in control of Lebanon that suits you fine and no need to change.

          2. As ever, you rave all sorts of nonsense from afar. The garbage crisis was strictly in Beirut, it was orchestrated and has been resolved. Water – what about it? Electricity, I can understand. But why are you blaming all of Lebanon’s demise on Hezbollah when others in the government do nothing better?

            The solution is complex because the source of the problem is too.

            That being said, you’re too tensed – too American. Relax and enjoy some pictures of beautiful Lebanon.











        3. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Remember who started all Wars in Middle East?
          From Lebanon to Irak to Syria, U-Turn re-Lebanon.

      2. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        Exactly, it’s chaos all over.. i feel this is going to end badly.

        1. This is obviously related to the Mossad spying vermin arrested recently – there is more of them crawling around in Lebanon. It will be contained by the ISF.

          1. Danny Farah Avatar
            Danny Farah

            Yes coming from the mouth pieace of AL Mannar I am not surprised. You are always twisting facts to suit Hezbollah agenda. we all know that you are always trying to deny facts and trying to enforce the axis of Evil.

          2. “Axis of Evil” – HAHAHA!

            You good American sheeple you. Give me a high-5 Danny!

            Back to topic: three Mossad spies were arrested in Lebanon recently. They admited their objective was to start a revolt against Hezbollah.

            If you think that street protests – supposedly about street vendors but that “somehow” turned out to be political, about Hezbollah/Syria/Iran – is a coincidence then you only reaffirm that you lack critical thinking. There are more Mossad spies crawling around and they will be contained.

          3. Danny Farah Avatar
            Danny Farah

            Well Bashar let loose hundreds if not thousands of Muslim extremists and even armed them. So he can say the war in Syria was against extremists. In fact he didn’t even fight them until 2016. Imagine from 2011 until 2016..So yes I will call them axis of evil and they are as I call it. if you don’t like it tough shit.

          4. You didn’t call it anything. You repeated what the dumb frat-boy puppet Bush said.

            I keep telling you but you don’t get it: what you and I say, like, dislike, etc does not matter. Only facts do.

            Claiming that Assad purposely let jihadists out of Syrian prisons to then armed them is fallacy. Prisoners were released to appease the nation-wide revolts following amnesties in 2011 and 2013. If you have evidence showing otherwise, please share. I asked you this before, you didn’t answer and now go on repeating the same lie again. What the released prisoners did after being released is speculative – but if you also have evidence on that, share as well. I am not saying what you advance is impossible, I just would like to see proof. I don’t trust the Anglo-American-Israeli leaders as they have the longest, proven record of lies, cheat and deceit.

            I don’t see how the Assads who brutally suppressed opposition to get to power (the 20, 000 deaths in Amra in the 80s should ring a bell) would arm the jihadists who opposed them in the first place. Some hypothesis were suggested but they didn’t seem to go beyond the theoretical stage.

          5. About the third point of that sordid picture …

            Former Qatar Prime Minister: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and USA colluded and coordinated to fund Al Qaeda and destroy Syria:

          6. master09 Avatar

            When the subject of Iran HA or Hassan assralla is on, the head shoe polisher for them pops his head under that dress. It’s the big O with the mouth wide open.

          7. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            master has obsessive vicious thoughts

    3. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Israel plans for Lebanon was discussed same time as Palestine in 1918, Greater Israel need Lebanon water .. say whatever you want.

      1. Danny Farah Avatar
        Danny Farah

        what’s got to do with people rising against poverty and against tyrant who runs Lebanon. You and Omega always trying to twist facts and point accusations. No one can deny Israeli aggressions against Lebanon and it’s eye on Litani. No one can deny Ben Gurion greater goal of Dividing the middle east. but we are talking about people whom have nothing else to depend on whether muslims or christians. We are talking about the degenerate ruling party of Walid Jumblat, Harriri, Berri and the enforcer Nassrallah who doesn’t have an ounce of humanity and patriotism. if you want to venture toward Israel. Fix what’s ailing the country first then we can unite against Israel and beat them at their own game.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Just pointing to you; 3 Lebanese Mossad were paid
          to stir up sectarian War in Lebanon, Israel created same thing in all ME countries. Looks you have no Intellect.
          Do you know Zionists term Lebanonisation.

          -In 1992 British-born American Zionist Bernard Lewis wrote
          in the Foreign Affairs journal an article entitled “Rethinking
          the Middle East” , which called for the “Lebanonization” of
          the Arab world because it was “vulnerable to such a process”. He suggested the weakening of central power in countries to the point where “there is no real civil society to hold the polity together, no real sense of common identity”-. Can you read.

  4. If this charade is in fact about illegal street vendors, why are the “protesters” talking about the war in Syria and what not? How man sheckels were they paid?

    1. I think the only thing fishy is you here….you really stink so bad every time I see your name around . You must be that garbage that has been burning for the last few years .
      I realize what happened in Hay al-Sellom scares the hell out of you and all the SSNP members like you . Now you can’t even reach Nasrallah’s shoes , you may have to kiss his ass instead.

      1. I am glad to see you think for a change but unfortunately, the end result is the very same: nil.

        It is fishy. Mossad spies in Lebanon admitted to be paid to ignite a revolt and now this.

        I don’t know what parallel you try to make with Hay al-Sellom but I can tell you I am not a SSNP member nor do I support Syria or Assad. I’m against the Anglo-America invasions and wars.

        I support Hezbollah for having stood, resisted and repelled the Zionist cancer. You seem to love cancer.

        1. You seem to be so silly and not worthy of a response. I know you are an SSNP supporter at least if not a member and I also know you support Assad . This has been evident from your posts ever since you started commenting . I was a strong supporter of Hezbollah until 2006 but Hezbollah stopped resisting Israel since a long time and is now a proxy of Iran doing exactly what the Ayatollahs are telling it to do despite the negative effect on Lebanon. It is no longer a Lebanese outfit it is a fifth pillar aimed at destroying Lebanon ( not Israel ) and the whole Arab world. If you truly love Lebanon you will join the uprising against Hezbollah.

          1. Please understand that what you think is irrelevant to me. I certainly would not support an entity that was so detrimental to Lebanon. The thirty years of brutal occupation with the seizing of houses, theft of personal property, random arrests and disappearances have not been forgotten. What you seem to forget is that the US is who allowed Syria to enter and stay in Lebanon (see Kissinger’s policies). What I oppose is the bogus war being waged in Syria by the Anglo-Americans and their puppet states. It would have been only a matter of time before the same happened to us.

            You can most certainly pretend you supported Hezbollah at some point but you’re only fooling yourself. Either way, that is not the point. Are you blaming the war of 2006 on Hezbollah? I invite you to research a little. It was planned by IsraHell as early as January of the same year. Find below an explanation I have shared previously with others:

            IsraHell planned it as early as January of the same year with that assist of the US from Cyprus and the treacherous elements within the Lebanese government (Elias Murr). Hezbollah fell for IsraHell’s trap when it captured the IDF soldiers.

            According to the leaks, Olmert first discussed the preparations for a war against Lebanon in January and then asked for detailed plans in March.

            Olmert told Winograd that, far from making war on the hoof in response to the capture of the two soldiers (the main mitigating factor for Israel’s show of aggression), he had been planning the attack on Lebanon since at least March 2006.

            Olmert’s leaked testimony reveals real goal of summer war

            Two years after the war’s end we now learn, thanks to WikiLeaks, that Lebanese Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Elias Murr gave Israel strategic military advice on how to finish the job.

            WikiLeaks also exposed that the U.S. flew U-2 reconnaissance missions over Hezbollah positions in Lebanon, known as “Operation Cedar Sweep,” and used a British airbase in Cyprus to do so.

            The Story of Elias Murr, Saboteur


            Chronology of the war of 2006 …

            On July 12 and after Hezbollah captured IDF soldiers at a border post, the IAF launched its bombing campaign. The IAF believed the destruction of Hezbollah would take couple days. Some Israeli ministers believed it could be done in a day.

            On July 18 and after the IAF could not destroy Hezbollah, Ehud Olmert deployed the “full might of the IDF”. This came to be despite Olmert’s advisors signaled Israel’s willingness to cease-fire.

            On July 21 and after the IDF could not achieve the objective of destroying Hezbollah, Olmert called in the reserve army. The Pentagon knew then that the war was not going well for Israel.

            On July 22, Olmert called the US for help. Israel needed munition – large amounts of precision-guided missiles. The Pentagon realized Israel had used most of its munitions and still could not destroy Hezbollah after ten consecutive days of intensive bombing.

            On July 22, the IDF entered the town of Maroun al-Ras but they were unable to capture it. The Nasr Brigade pushed them out.

            On July 24, realizing they could not defeat Hezbollah, Israel did what it does best: crimes. It cluster bombed the south of Lebanon and went after destroying civilian infrastructures unrelated to the war. Many of the infrastructures were in Christian towns. Needless to say, those Christians no longer support Israel.

            On July 25, destroying Hezbollah was no longer the objective. It was replaced with creating a “security zone”.

            On July 26, the IDF admitted that their battle in Bint Jbail was the hardest. After they failed to capture the town with the IDF, they sent their elite troops, the Golani Brigade. Nine of them died, twenty two others were wounded. The town was not captured.

            On July 26, Israel retried capturing the town of Maroun al-Ras with paratroopers but after three days, failed again.

            On July 27, Israel called up three more reserve divisions (15,000 troops) after they failed to capture any cities.

            By July 28, the IAF realized it was unable to stop Hezbollah’s rockets – 4000+ of them were fired. Some even reached Afula.

            On July 28, the Mossad leaked information to the Israeli public stating that Hezbollah had not suffered significant degradation of its military and that they could go on fighting for months.

            In August and before the implementation of the cease-fire, Israel tried to secure a “security zone” south of the Litani but the paratroopers were surrounded by Hezbollah.

            How Hezbollah defeated Israel

          2. What you presented is nothing but conspiracy theories and I really don’t care whether you believe I supported Hezbollah in the past or not
            The fact remains that Hezbollah today is nothing but a fifth pillar aimed at destroying Lebanon ( not Israel ) and the whole Arab world. What puzzles me most is you still support Hezbollah despite its support to the Syrian dictatorship which according to your admission represents”thirty years of brutal occupation with the seizing of houses, theft of personal property, random arrests and disappearances have not been forgotten” If you truly love Lebanon , what are you waiting for . Join the uprising against Hezbollah. This is truly Lebanon’s cancer and your chance to be a hero

          3. Yes Kharazna. The diplomatic leaks on Murr planning the war with IsraHell, Ehud Olmert’s testimonies to the Israeli Winograd Commission (that the war against Hezbollah was planned, that the sacrifice of IDF soldiers served as casus belli, that IsraHell intentionally cluster bombed Lebabon, etc), Mossad’s admission, the US’ participation in the war with reconnaissance missions and the delivery of ammutations to IsraHell, US military officials’ accounts on the war, etc are all “conspiracy theories”.

            A stupid person is not someone who doesn’t know the truth. It’s someone who makes he conscious decision not to know the truth. I hope you recognize yourself.

            IsraHell illegally invaded and occupied the south of Lebanon for twenty years. Aside from the crimes they committed daily towards the Lebanese and be fact that we couldn’t step foot on our own land, they ended up killing upwards of 20,000 civilians. You expect me to drop my support for the brave militants who kicked them out? Mind blogging. While I did favor peace for long, I came to relaize that you cannot reason with the British wmpire and its minions (US, IsraHell). Force is all they understand.

          4. I feel sorry for you . If you are truly Lebanese you will not be missing this unique mega opportunity to get rid of the real cancer in Lebanon. I am now convinced you are not Lebanese. So drop that Cedar tree and replace it with the SSNP logo.

          5. Mega opportunity for who? Did you miss the recent news: Mossad spies arrested in Lebanon to start a revolt. We don’t want your Anglo-American-Israeli “Springs”.

            How exactly do you envision Lebanon anyway? Its power is divided between five groups – none of whom will give up their share If Hezbollah is removed, IsraHell will fulfill its long time dream of swallowing up the Litani (even vermin need water to survive). The Gulf will grow its influence and try to make of Lebanon an Islamic State. In response, the Christians will be armed by the Anglo-American-Israelis and we will have another decades-long cluster fvck chaos.

          6. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            …nothing but conspiracy theories is obsolete. All Wars are conspiracies, “exerpt of Winston Churchill 1921 article.

          7. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            This is going too fast .’.If you truly love Lebanon you will join the uprising against Hezbollah’.

      2. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        Wow! Why the rage and foul language? It makes sense just after Lebanese Army arrested 3 Mossad spies, PAID to stir up trouble
        and not your anticipated question of being “pro-Hezbollah”.

      1. That’s wonderful. Did you draw that yourself “Paul”? Err, I mean “Steve”.

      2. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        Insignificant.. spongious person

  5. It is not because the unrest in the Hezbollah controlled southern suburbs of Beirut (after police and army try to remove illegal kiosks), that Bahrain warns its citizens against travel to Lebanon.

    Its the comments by Hizbollahs Nasrallah on the Shiite-led protests in the Gulf kingdom.
    Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday pledged support for the Arab uprisings in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen, saying his movement could provide unspecified help.

    “We are here to tell them: ‘We are with you, we support you … We are ready to come to your aid in your best interests and ours, to the best of our ability’,” he told a crowd in Beirut’s Southern Suburbs.

    It is not the first time, according to yalibnan in March 22, 2011 “Bahrain warns its citizens against travel to Lebanon, update”

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