Palestinian professor killed in Malaysia, family accuses Israeli agency

The new photo shows a light-skinned man with dark, wavy hair and a prominent goatee.

Kuala Lumpur is home to a growing Hamas presence that allowed the Palestinian electrical engineer to operate unhindered by the local government.

On whether the assassins were still in the country, he said he was unable to confirm whether or not they were.

Al-Batsh traveled locally and overseas to speak on Palestinian issues and was due to fly to Turkey for a conference when he was killed, police said.

Fuzi said the men were believed to have entered the country at the end of January using fake identitification documents.

"We managed to get the image of one of the suspects after the motorcycle abandoned by the two men following Saturday's assassination was found at Tasik Danau Kota". "They might have changed their appearance".

Harun said that the motorbike allegedly used in the drive-by shooting was discovered Tuesday "in good condition".

The explosives-laden kites are an escalation of the weekly protests at the Gaza-Israel border, called the March of Return, which are scheduled to end on May 14, the 70th anniversary according to the Gregorian calendar of the birth of the modern State of Israel, which the Arab world calls the Nakba, or catastrophe.

The Palestinian envoy in Malaysia says the body of a Hamas terrorist killed last week in Kuala Lumpur will be repatriated to Gaza for burial. His wife and three children would also be granted access, according to the claim.

Dr Fadi, who was a member of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, was assassinated while he was on his way to morning prayers in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur on 21 April. It also may not have been the first time Israel carried out such an attack outside its territory, with analysts pointing to the killing of a Hamas-affiliated scientist Muhammad al-Zawari in Tunisia in 2016. The Gaza-born scientist had reportedly published material recently on drone development, and on transmitters for controlling drones.

Later its top leader accused Israel's Mossad intelligence agency of killing Batsh and threatened retaliation.

The lecturer's family, meanwhile, said Mossad was behind his assassination.


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