PALESTINE JENIN MAYOR SHOT BY MASKED GUNMAN

JENIN, Palestine, Feb 11 – Mayor of the Marj Ibn Amer villages, east of Jenin, was shot and injured late Tuesday, while leaving his home, locals said.

Adnan Atif Abu al-Rub, 57, was standing outside of his home in Jalbun, when a masked gunman approached him and shot him in the leg before fleeing the scene.

The mayor was taken to a public hospital in Jenin for treatment.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

The municipal council of Marj Ibn Amir is a joint body, representing several villages within the plains east of Jenin.

SOURCE: MA’AN