Morsi Abu-Moch, is the mayor of Baqqa al-Gharbiyye. For some 15 years before being elected mayor, Adv. Abu-Moch worked as a criminal attorney and notary public and had his own private practice in Baaqa al-Gharbiyye. Adv. Abu-Moch is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at Coventry University in England. He holds an MA in public policy from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Currently, he is earning his doctorate in geography at Haifa University, and his dissertation is on ethnic conflict resolution.