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Jenin militant charged over theatre director murder
JENIN, Palestinian Territories Police in Jenin have charged a former Al-Aqsa Brigades militant with the murder of an Israeli-Palestinian theatre director, security sources said on Wednesday.

Palestinian police arrested Mujahed Qaniri on Monday, just hours after a masked gunman shot dead Juliano Mer-Khamis, director of The Freedom Theatre in the refugee camp in this northern West Bank city.

Mer-Khamis, a well-known actor and director who was born of Jewish and Arab parents, was gunned down as he was driving home, with his infant son sat on his knee and the baby-sitter also in the car.

Police sources told AFP that Qaniri, a camp resident who is in his 30s, had been charged with the murder after being identified in three separate line-ups by the baby-sitter, who was sitting in the car when he opened fire.

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