Apr 22, 2018 13:01 UTC
  • Malaysia autopsies Palestinian as family charges Mossad

An autopsy is underway on the body of a Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member, who was assassinated in Malaysia in what is believed to be another Israeli regime act of foul play targeting the Palestinian resistance movement.

According to reports, Fadi al-Batsh was targeted by at least 10 shots fired at him by two bike-riding gunmen in the suburb of Gombak in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Police markers indicated 14 bullets had been sprayed at the victim, some of them hitting a wall.

The autopsy was being carried out on Sunday. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said, "We are investigating all angles. I have to investigate very carefully and deeply.”

The family of the Palestinian professor charges the Zionist entity's Mossad spy agency of killing him. In a statement from the Gaza Strip, his family said: "We accuse the Mossad of being behind the assassination."

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh also said Mossad had been behind past attempts to assassinate Palestinian scientists, and that al-Batsh's killing "follows this sequence."

Onlookers told Reuters that the attackers had "European features," and Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the suspects were believed to be European with links to a foreign intelligence agency.

“This is an international issue," the police chief noted.

The 35-year-old expert in electrical engineering, who would lecture at University of Kuala Lumpur, had lived in Malaysia for the past 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three young children.