The Washington Post

Gunmen wound Hamas official in West Bank:


Palestinia­n police said unknown assailants shot and wounded an official affiliated with Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers Friday in the occupied West Bank. Nasser al-shaer, who served as deputy Hamas prime minister for a year-and-a-half after the group won the last Palestinia­n elections in 2006, was admitted to a hospital with gunshot wounds to his legs. Palestinia­n Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the shooting and ordered an investigat­ion. Hamas, which in 2007 routed pro-abbas forces in the Gaza Strip, denounced the shooting as an “assassinat­ion attempt,” calling on its rival Fatah movement to stop inciting violence against Hamas.

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