A Lebanese television show dedicated to resolving family conflicts appears to have failed to make peace in one family. During a recent episode, a teenager leaped onto the television studio table, ran across it to his estranged mother and kicked her.
Al Arabiya reported that producers of the program “Bil Akeed,” (“For Sure”) tried to bring together a mother and her 15-year-old son, Ahmed, who hadn’t seen each other for seven years.
While the son had initially refused to meet his mother, he eventually caved to producers’ requests and sat down with his mother on live television. According to Al Arabiya’s report on the incident, Ahmed blamed his mother for separating from his father whom she accused of being physically abusive.
The mother, whose name was not reported by Al Arabiya, told her son about the divorce proceedings.
“In the court he [Ahmed’s father] attacked me in front the judges and the sheikhs,” she said.
This apparently made Ahmed even angrier. When he tried to defend his father’s behavior, the mother responded by saying he sounded like a “drunk” teenager, Al Arabiya reported.
That’s when the teenager leaped onto the table and kicked his mother. The television host tried to grab the boy and stop him from reaching his mother, but not before he got in a kick.
The show’s crew scrambled over the table to try to subdue the son, while another man restrained the mother – who appeared to be unhurt - from getting near her son.
Al Arabiya did not say when the show on Lebanon’s Future Television network was broadcast, but this clip was posted on YouTube on Wednesday: