Levantine TV Turnoff Week


Palestine: Hamas goons raid and burn the office of Palestine TV, accusing the station of favoring Fatah in its coverage:

Muhammad ad-Dahudi, director of Palestine Television, said on Monday that "dozens of Hamas gunmen and members of a back-up force of the interior minister … are setting equipment on fire" at the office in the Gaza Strip.

The channel is under the control of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president and leader of Fatah.

Bassam Abd Allah, a Palestine TV cameraman, said that "around 100 gunmen … destroyed cameras, and hit me and the bureau chief, Ahmed Saqer".

Lebanon: Hizbollah pigs riot, burn tires, beat up Christians after LBC's Saturday Night Live-type show Bas Mat Watan satirizes General Secretary Hassan Nasrallah:

The program , which can translate into "A Nation's Smiles" or "A Nation That Died," depending how it is pronounced, showed an actor in the role of Nasrallah talking about his alliance with Gen Michel Aoun. The actor wore Nasrallah's trademark black turban, his clerical robe and sported a similar beard and spectacles.

In the scene that provoked the riot, a woman—played by a man in drag—asks Nasrallah whether Hizbullah would lay down its arms after Israel's withdraws from the disputed border region of Shabaa.

Nasrallah replies that Hizbullah's weapons will still be needed for "liberating the house of Abu Hassan in Detroit from his Jewish neighbor."