A Lebanese political analyst and supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked an opposition activist during a live broadcast on Al Jazeera TV Tuesday. As The Blaze has previously reported, this is far from the first time such antics have occurred.
During the show, Syrian government supporter Joseph Abu Fadel angrily stood up from his seat and made his way around the table to Muhieddine Ladkani's chair. The show's host hastily stood up as well and tried to avert the physical altercation to no avail as the men's fighting took them off camera.
The Lebanon Daily Star detailed more of the incident:
Ladkani criticized Abu Fadel’s opposition to Qatar’s position on the uprising against President Bashar Assad, saying that Abu Fadel had previously praised Doha’s donations toward rebuilding Lebanon's infrastructure.
“I traveled to Lebanon after the  war and I saw people in Beirut's southern suburbs raising Qatari flags and saying 'thank you, Qatar,’” Ladkani said
In 2007, Doha and Beirut launched a rehabilitation program for south Lebanon in which Qatar donated around $2 million to southern villages.
“How come you are now criticizing the Arabs? Didn't you personally raise a sign that thanked Qatar?” Ladkani asked.
Abu Fadel denied Ladkani's claims and quickly grew incensed.
“Shut up!” he shouted, rising from his seat and threatening to beat up Ladkani.
Both men then stood up and hurled insults at each other, after which Abu Fadel made his way around the table to where Ladkani was standing. This prompted the host, whose show is infamous for such confrontations, to intervene physically in an unsuccessful attempt to stave off Abu Fadel's assault.
Al-Jazeera then cut to a commercial break.