|Gun On Live TV|
MP Mohammed Shawabka has been filed with attempted murder following the TV incident on Thursday.
During a prime-time debate aired on the private Jordanian Josat satellite station, Shawabka threw his shoe at his activist opponent, Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad, before pulling his pistol out and pointing it at him after the latter called him a "mafia thief." The debate covered Jordanian politics and the Syria's uprising.
The programme host, Mohammed Hasbashneh, tried to intervene to separate the two, but to little success.
The debate was abruptly stopped and taken off air by the broadcaster as the fight continued.
Murad is a former guerrilla with a Palestinian group. He was jailed in Greece for participating in the 1969 hand grenade attack on the Athens office of the Israeli airline El Al that killed one child. Murad was freed in 1970 in exchange for 55 hostages aboard a hijacked Olympic Airways jetliner.