Palestinians bury Gaza journalist killed by Israeli fire

  • Palestinians bury Gaza journalist killed by Israeli fire

Palestinians bury Gaza journalist killed by Israeli fire

National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said Wednesday that investigators found a motorcycle abandoned near the murder scene and were able to trace an actual photo of one of the suspects. His family blamed Mossad for the assassination, but Israel has denied any involvement. He said the men were believed to have entered Malaysia in late January using fake identification documents.

The report, quoting intelligence officials, without naming the agency they belong to, Batsh, who co-wrote a 2013 paper on drone applications, was sent to malaysis to research and acquire weapon systems and drones for Hamas. - APThe coffin of Palestinian Fadi al-Batsh is carried out of a mosque after a prayer in Selayang, on the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday.

Israel has long maintained that Malaysia has become fertile training and recruitment grounds for Hamas and other Palestinian militant factions in recent years, with many recruited at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur - where Batash was a professor and researcher.

Anwar al-Agha said Tuesday that Egypt agreed to allow the body to be returned through its border with Gaza.

Israel says the demonstrators are being exploited by Hamas. But later its top leader accused Mossad of killing al-Batsh and threatened retaliation. Several Israeli Cabinet ministers welcomed the killing, regardless of who was responsible.

Hamas has declined to confirm the Israeli claim, but the Palestinian group demands the release of dozens of Palestinian prisoners whom Israel re-arrested after their release as part of an Egyptian-brokered exchange deal in 2011.

On Saturday, Ismail Haniyeh, the former Prime Minister of Palestine told that based on previous assassinations "Mossad is not away from this disgraceful, bad crime".

Fadi al-Batsh, a Hamas-linked electrical engineer assassinated in Malaysia over the weekend, was shot because of his arms dealings for the terror organizations.