Arab-Israeli actor shot dead in West Bank
JENIN - A well-known Arab-Israeli actor and director was shot dead on Monday by unknown gunmen in Jenin in the northern West Bank, Palestinian police and medics said.
Juliano Mer-Khamis, the 52-year-old director of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, was killed when gunmen inside the city's refugee camp, opened fire on his car, police chief Mohammed Tayim said.
Medics said he died after being hit by five bullets.
Mer-Khamis was born to a Jewish Israeli mother, Arna Mer, and a Palestinian Christian father, Saliba Khamis, and was known for both his acting and directing as well as his political activism.
Set up in 2006, The Freedom Theatre is a cultural centre in the refugee camp which is home to some 16,000 Palestinian refugees, more than half of them minors.