On Saturday, may 13, on the territory of the Palestinian authority held elections to local authorities. The mayor of Hebron, was elected taysir Abu Sneina (Fatah) – former Minister of prisoners ‘ Affairs, sentenced in 1980 to life imprisonment for his involvement in the murder of six Israelis, but later released to freedom.
This is reported by the Palestinian media and the website of the newspaper the Jerusalem Post.
Taysir Abu Sneineh was one of four terrorists who carried out the may 2, 1980, an armed attack on the yeshiva students near the Beit Adasi in Hebron in which six Israelis were killed and about 20 injured. The participants of this terrorist attack was sentenced to life imprisonment, but as a result of several deals with Fatah was released. Later Abu Sneina held a number of positions in the leadership of the Palestinian authority, headed by the Ministry of prisoners ‘ Affairs. He was the leader of the list of Fatah in Hebron. If Hamas did not boycott the elections, Abu Sneina were significantly less likely to win.