Akram Rajoub (Governor of Jenin)

Major General Akram Rajoub (أكرم الرجوب), born in 1963 in Dura (a village near Hebron), is a member of Fatah’Revolutionary Council and the current governor of Jenin. He was in Israeli prison for 13 years until 1994 and the Oslo Accords. He then worked at Preventive Security as its assistant director general and director in three governorates.

Rajoub was governor of Nablus from 2014 until April 2016 when president Mahmoud Abbas dismissed him after alleged criticism on Facebook. He was appointed governor of Jenin the same year.

He is the cousin of Fatah secretary genera Jibril Rajoub.