Hamas engineer shot dead in Malaysia, family blames Israel's Mossad

According to Palestinian media outlets, Dr. Fadi Mohammed al-Batash, an engineer who worked for Hamas in Malaysia, was shot dead by masked gunmen. His family has accused Israel of assassinating him.
Dr. Fadi Mohammed al-Batash Photo credit: Twitter

A Hamas engineer was shot dead Saturday morning in Malaysia, Palestinian media outlets have reported. His family members have accused Israel's Mossad of assassinating him.

Dr. Fadi Mohammed al-Batash, 35, an expert in alternative energy and unmanned aircraft systems, was reportedly shot by masked gunmen at 6 a.m. (local time) while on his way to prayers at a mosque.

Batash had reportedly lived in Malaysia for the past decade. He worked as a teacher at a private university and was active in a Malaysian charity for Palestinian welfare.

Hamas has condemned the alleged Israeli assassination and confirmed that Batash had been a member of the organization, calling him "a Palestinian academic who worked for the Palestinian cause."

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