Gunshots fired at home of Nablus mayoral candidate
ABLUS, (PIC)– Unidentified gunmen at dawn Sunday opened fire on the home and car of Engineer Muhammad Jihad Dweikat who has just announced his intent to run for the mayoral race in Nablus. In a statement posted on his Facebook account, Dweikat said preliminary findings prove that a masked gunman went down of a car driving near his home in eastern Nablus at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday and fired gunshots at his home and car. Palestinian police and crime detectives rushed to the area and gathered evidence at the shooting scene. Dweikat reiterated his decision to run for the mayoral elections, saying such criminal attempts backed by Israel will never dampen his spirits. “The shooting attack emanates from a barefaced disregard for the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its security apparatuses,” said Dweikat. Some few days ago, Dweikat, a lecturer at An-Najah National University, announced his decision to run for the mayoral elections slated to be held in Nablus on October 8. A similar attack last June targeted the member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ghassan al-Shakaa. Al-Shakaa accused Fatah affiliates of planning for and carrying out the shooting prior to the mayoral elections. Al-Shakaa warned of similar attacks targeting mayoral candidates running for the October elections.
(Source / 24.07.2016)