- Associated Press - Sunday, March 1, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police say the owner of Beitar Jerusalem FC was wounded after he was shot by unidentified gunmen.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Sunday Eli Tabib was slightly wounded when the assailants opened fired on his car. Samri said the gunmen fled and that the motive for Saturday’s shooting was unclear.

Tabib is set to appear in court Monday to be sentenced following his conviction for assaulting a minor protesting outside his home. It was not clear if that incident was related to the shooting.

After being released from hospital, Tabib told Israeli news site YNet that he needed to “think hard about whether to stay in the world of soccer.”

Beitar is one of Israel’s flagship football franchises. Tabib has owned the club since 2013.

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