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.