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Tayseer Abu Sneineh

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Tayseer Abu Sneineh (alt. Tisir Abu Sneina) is a Palestinian Arab politician, a member of the Fatah party, and Mayor of Hebron, in the West Bank. He was convicted by Israel for taking part in the 1980 Hebron terrorist attack. He was elected Mayor of Hebron on 14 May 2017.[1]


Sneinah is a former math teacher and a graduate of the University of Jordan, in Amman.[2]

Political career

Abu Sneineh was appointed in 1993 to the waqf that administers the Ibrahimi Mosque in Cave of the Patriarchs.[3] Jewish groups protested his appointment.[3] He was elected as the mayor after heading the victorious Fatah party's electoral list in Hebron during the 2017 Palestinian local elections.[1]


Abu Sneineh was among the terrorists convicted in the 1980 Hebron terrorist attack.[1][3][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Palestinian terrorist in killing of 6 Jews elected Hebron mayor". Times of Israel. 14 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b Claiborne, William (17 September 1980). "Israel Charges 10 Palestinians in Hebron Ambush". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Lazaroff, Tovah (19 July 2013). "Terrorist Wakf head angers Hebron Jews". Jerusalem Post. ProQuest 1411052017.