, ) (1943- ) is the former mayor of Nablus
, one of the largest cities in the West Bank
. Former Nablus mayor Bassam Shaka
is his first cousin. Shakaa was appointed to his position by Yasser Arafat
After his brother was assassinated by a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
, Ghassan published an open letter in which he called for the Palestinian Authority to restore order to his politically divided city.