PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean was recovering Sunday after suffering a gunshot wound to the hand while campaigning for a fellow performer who is running for president.

The shooting happened in the Delmas section of the capital, Port-au-Prince, after 11 p.m. Saturday, said Joe Mignon, senior program director for Jean’s Yele Foundation. Jean was treated at a hospital and released, he said.

Jean’s brother, Samuel, confirmed that the musician was shot. Neither he nor Mignon had additional details, and a spokesman for the Haitian National Police could not be reached for comment.

Jean, a native of Haiti who rocketed to fame as a member of the hip-hop trio The Fugees, is in his home country to support fellow musician and friend Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, one of two presidential candidates in a run-off vote taking place Sunday.

Last week, Jean participated in a concert in downtown Port-au-Prince that sought to win over voters.

Palin arrives in Israel, meets Netanyahu today

JERUSALEM – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited a Jewish holy site in Jerusalem soon after arriving in Israel Sunday on a trip that has raised speculation she is honing her foreign policy credentials before a run for the U.S. presidency next year.

Palin arrived in Israel after visiting India. Palin, who was John McCain’s running mate in his failed 2008 campaign for president, rarely travels abroad and has been criticized for a weak foreign policy record.

Although the trip is private, she is to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today.

“As the world confronts sweeping changes and new realities, I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the key issues facing his country, our ally Israel,” Palin said in a statement.

Palin toured holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday evening as Israelis celebrated the Jewish festival of Purim.

“Israel is absolutely beautiful and it is overwhelming to see and touch the cornerstone of our faith and I am so grateful to get to be here,” Palin told reporters. “I’m very thankful to know that the Israeli and American link will grow in strength as we seek peace along with you.”

She visited the Western Wall, a retaining wall of the compound where the biblical temples stood 2,000 years ago and which is now the holiest place where Jews can pray.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, was built in the seventh century atop the ruins.

Palin returns to the United States on Tuesday.