Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Killing of Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia

Killing of Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia --- ===


21 April 2018, Malaysia.[5] His family has accused Mossad of being responsible for the killing but Israel has denied any involvement in the assassination.[4]
Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh (Arabic: فادي محمد البطش‎) was a Palestinian  drones designer engineer, academic and member of Hamas. Fadi was also an imam and involved with Islamic organizations such as MyCARE.[2] He was assassinated shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle in Kuala Lumpur while heading to a mosque for dawn prayers.  Al-Batsh's family said he was not involved with Hamas, but also blamed Israel for his death. Israel's defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said al-Batsh was “no saint,” accused him of improving rockets’ accuracy and blamed it on infighting between terrorist organizations, and denied Israeli involvement


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Wikipedia  Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh - 
Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh
Born1983
Gaza Strip
Died21 April 2018 (aged 34–35)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
NationalityPalestinian
OccupationEngineer and drones designer
Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh (Arabicفادي محمد البطش‎) was a Palestinian engineer, academic and member of Hamas. He was assassinated on 21 April 2018 in Kuala LumpurMalaysia, while heading to a mosque for dawn prayers.[1]

Biography[edit]

While living in Gaza, he was employed by the Energy Authority and was a resident of Jabalia Camp. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Malaya in 2015 and during the course of his study, published 18 scholarly pieces of researches featured in a number of international journals. In 2016 he received an award from the Malaysian treasury. Fadi was also an imam and involved with Islamic organizations such as MyCARE.[2]
Al-Batsh was a lecturer in electrical engineering at the British-Malaysian Institute.[3] He had been living in Malaysia for 10 years at the time of his death.[4]

Assassination[edit]

On 21 April 2018, he was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle on a street in Kuala LumpurMalaysia.[5] His family has accused Mossad of being responsible for the killing but Israel has denied any involvement in the assassination.[4]

Reaction[edit]

  • Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh called his killing a "terrible crime" and blamed Mossad.
  • Batsh’s uncle Jamal al-Batsh said he blamed "The Israeli Mossad. The Israeli Mossad stood behind the assassination of educated people and intellectuals because Israel knows Palestine will be liberated by scientists."[3]
  • Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said "The man was no saint and he didn’t deal with improving infrastructure in Gaza - he was involved in improving rockets’ accuracy ... We constantly see a settling of accounts between various factions in the terrorist organizations and I suppose that is what happened in this case."[6]
  • Malaysian Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Fadi was "believed to have become a liability for a country hostile to Palestine"."Family accuses Israel's Mossad of killing Palestinian in Malaysia"Yahoo!AFP. 22 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Fadi was married and has three children.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Top stories


Fadi al-Batsh killing: Israel dismisses involvement

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Kuala Lumpur police: Killing of al-Batsh an 'international issue'

Aljazeera.com



Palestinian scholar killed in Kuala Lumpur, family blames ... - Al Jazeera
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Fadi al-Batsh's father accuses Israeli intelligence agency of 'assassination' after fatal shooting in Malaysian capital. ... Fadi al-Batsh, a 35-year-old Palestinian academic and member of Hamas, was instantly killed by the unknown attackers in a residential neighbourhood of Kuala ...

The Israel-linked killing of Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia shows that drone ...
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Al-Batsh's family said he was not involved with Hamas, but also blamed Israel for his death. Israel's hard-right defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said al-Batsh was “no saint,” but denied Israeli involvement, suggesting al-Batsh died in intra-Palestinian skirmishing. Al-Batsh received his doctorate from the ...

Fadi al-Batsh killing: Israel dismisses involvement - BBC News
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43854982


2 days ago - Israel's defence minister has dismissed suggestions that spy agency Mossad had assassinated a Palestinian lecturer who was shot dead in Malaysia on Saturday. Avigdor Lieberman said it was likely that Fadi al-Batsh, 35, was killed as part of an internal Palestinian dispute. Two men on a motorbike fired ...

Hamas activist Fadi al-Batsh killed in Malaysia - The Meir Amit ...
www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/hamas-activist-fadi-al-batsh-killed-malaysia/


1 day ago - On April 21, 2018, two masked assailants shot Fadi al-Batsh to death in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Fadi al-Batsh, 35, a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, was an electrical engineer and a lecturer at the British-Malaysian Institute of the Kuala Lumpur University. According to a Malaysian newspaper ...

Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fadi_Mohammad_al-Batsh


Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh (Arabic: فادي محمد البطش‎) was a Palestinian engineer, academic and member of Hamas. He was assassinated on 21 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, while heading to a mosque for dawn prayers.

High-level Hamas member gunned down in Malaysia | News | DW ...
www.dw.com/en/high-level-hamas-member-gunned-down-in.../a-43481919


3 days ago - Fadi al-Batsh, said to be an expert on drones and rockets, was gunned down as he walked to morning prayers in Kuala Lumpur. A Malaysian official said ... But Batsh's uncle, Jamal al-Batsh, was more direct, saying he believed his nephew was killed by Israel's espionage service. It was "the Israeli Mossad ...

Fadi al-Batsh, Palestinian Scholar, Shot Dead In Kuala Lumpur ...
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3 days ago - Uploaded by Nosy GuyA Palestinian academic scholar and member of Hamas, Fadi al-Batsh, has been shot dead in the capital ...


Fadi al-Batsh | The Times of Israel
https://www.timesofisrael.com/topic/fadi-al-batsh/


2 days ago - By Agencies and TOI staff · A picture taken on April 21, 2018 shows men holding up a poster portrait of. April 22, 2018, 7:38 am. Malaysia carries out autopsy on Hamas man killed in 'Mossad hit' · Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, a rocket expert, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday. By AFP and TOI ...

Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia - Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/.../gunmen-shoot-dead-palestinian-lecturer-in-malaysia-idUS...


3 days ago - Palestine's ambassador to Malaysia Anwar Al Agha later identified the victim as PalestinianFadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, but declined to say if he was a member of Hamas. Witnesses at the scene had told him that the two suspects had “European features”, the ambassador told Reuters. Malaysian ...