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Jordanian MP Goes Commando

No, not in that way.

jordan parliament fightA Jordanian MP opened fire on his colleague inside the Jordanian House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, following an argument during the parliamentary session.

According to Roya News, an Amman-based news service, MP Talal Al Sharif opened fire using a Kalashnikov automatic weapon on his colleague MP Qusai Dmeisi the inside of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Early reports from Al Ghad news, a Jordanian newspaper, Sharif opened fire using the AK-47 during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the House of Representatives, which lies in the Abdali area of Amman.

According to Al Ghad, it was not immediately clear why Sharif opened fire.

Although MP Sharif fired the AK-47, Deputy Qusai Dmeisi (Zarqa, 4th District) was also involved in a brawl in the Parliament earlier this week, when he tried to attack Yihya Saud (Amman, 2nd District) to prevent Saud from accusing Prime Minster Abdullah Ensour. As all parliamentary sessions are filmed, there is a video of the clash between the two MPs from earlier this week.

There is a long history of clashes in the Jordanian parliament, with many sessions having to be adjourned over violence.

This is not the first time a Jordanian MP has pulled out a gun on another.

And you thought Knesset sessions could get unruly.

Meanwhile, I am wondering whether there is more to this story than previously reported. Perhaps Qusai Dmeisi is the guy who previously shot Al Sharif.

(although he didn’t shoot the deputy).

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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