Things heated up when Ladkani reminded Abu Fadel that after the Lebanon War, residents from Beirut's southern surburbs held up signs thanking Qatar and pictures of the Qatari Emir. He claimed that Fadel himself was witnessed holding such signs.
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Abu Fadel was angered by Ladkani's claims and started to verbally abuse hi opponent shouting at him to "shut up."
Abu Fadel then made his way around the table to where Ladkani was standing and on live television he started to beat up Ladkani. This prompted the host, to try and intervene, unsuccessfully.
On Wednesday Muhieddine Ladkani gave an interview to rival channel al-Arabiya and claimed that the Lebanese analyst threatened to murder him. "He screamed – I want to kill you," Ladkani said.
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