Islamic Jihad : Israeli Mossad Assassinated Palestinian Engineer in Malaysia

Elias Hubbard
April 21, 2018

Family members accused the Mossad of carrying out the attack on the Hamas engineer.

Malaysian police chief in Gombak district, Mazlan Lazim, said that two gunmen on a motorcycle fired more than 14 bullets at Batsh as he was leaving his house to attend dawn prayer at a nearby mosque.

In an interview with Al-Miyadin, Khaled al-Batash called on the Malaysian Authorities to conduct a "comprehensive and rapid investigation" into the killing before the assassins escaped.

According to police chief Datuk Seri Mansor Lazim, the two gunmen had waited for al-Batsh in front of a residential building in Setapak district for nearly 20 minutes, and fired at least 10 bullets, four of which instantly killed him. One bullet hit him in the head and the rest hit his body killing him immediately.

Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. It noted that the "martyr" was a "distinguished scientist who has widely contributed to the energy sector". "He has important contributions to global conferences in the field of energy", the press release continued.

Albatsh was vocal about the Palestinian cause on social media.

According to the news agency SPA, which is affiliated with Hamas, Batash, a former resident of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, worked in Malaysia in the past years as a lecturer at a private university and was the imam of a mosque in the city. Batsh had won a prestigious scholarship in Malaysia, the Khazanah Scholarship, and was awarded the Best Academic Achievement award given by the scholarship administration. "Fadi was meant to fly on Sunday to Turkey, to chair an worldwide conference on energy", the statement added. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from the Malaysian University of Malaya and during the course of his study, published 18 scholarly pieces of researches featured in a number of global journals.

Batash also involved with Islamic organizations, including MyCARE. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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