Jordan MP draws gun during TV debate

Last updated 14:55 08/07/2012

A political debate on Jordanian TV descends into a brawl, with a member of parliament wielding a pistol in the clash with a former MP. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Tempers flared at a political live debate on Jordanian TV which included not only shoe throwing but also pistol wielding.  

On the show that aired on Friday on private satellite channel Jo Sat, MP Mohammed Shawabka was debating with political activist Mansur Murad, a former MP who is a supporter of the Syrian regime.

Shawabka criticised Murad and accused him of being spy in the pay of the Syrian regime, the Times of Israel reported.

The debate escalated when Murad accused Shawabka of being "an agent of the Israeli Mossad and a crook.

In response to the accusations, Shawabka took off his shoe and threw it at Murad, and then drew a gun, got up and walked over to his opponent.

The two men struggled while the panicked host walked around the strewn furniture to try to break up the fight.

The brawl continued for some time before the program cut to the credits.

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