Satirical Palestinian TV show elicits anger in West Bank

10.08.2011                      10.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Satirical Palestinian TV show elicits anger in West Bank

‘Watan ala Watar’ mocks PA security forces, doctors’ union; Police say they’ll sue broadcaster for making them look "vulgar."

Palestine TV’s controversial satire show, Watan ala Watar (Homeland on a String), has angered the Palestinian Authority police force in the West Bank, whose commanders have decided to sue the station for libel.
The police are furious with the satire – especially because of a scene where two traffic policemen stop a drunk driver for inspection. The policemen are portrayed in an obnoxious manner that suggests that they too are under the influence of alcohol….