Salman Amar, head of the Arab-Druze Julis Local Council, is accused of shooting 7 shots at Munir Nabuani, another Julis resident, after Nabuani attacked Amar with a club.
Amar is accused of continuing to fire even after Nabuani was lying on the ground, his back to Amar.
The incident took place on September 5, near the local council building. Nabuani, a gardening contractor, had previous disagreements with Amar. He approached Amar’s car and struck its windshield with a stick. Amar then got out his car, and shot Nabuani several times till he died. Amar then left the scene, and turned himself in to the police several hours later.
The mayor is also accused he tried to hide the gun after the shooting.