Jihad Yousef Abu al-Asal (Governor of Jericho)

Jihad Yousef Abu al-Asal (جهاد يوسف أبو العسل), born in the Aqabat Jaber camp near Jericho in 1956, became governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley in September 2018. he succeeded Majed al-Fetyani. He joined Preventive Security after the establishment of the Palestinian Authority and became director of the agency in the city of Jericho. He went on to become director of the Palestinian Petroleum Authority until 2008. In 2012, he became secretary of the Fatah movement for the Jericho and Jordan Valley governorate. He was also president of the Charitable Society for the Children of Martyrs.