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Gaza receives body of scientist al-Bats



The body of the scientist Fadi al-Batsh, who was killed on April 21 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, was brought on Thursday at Rafah crossing between Gaza Strip and Egypt.

A large ceremony was held to receive his body amid the presence of Hamas leaders and national and Islamic figures, in addition to relatives and family members of the martyr.

During the ceremony, Hamas senior leader Khalil al-Hayya accused the Israeli secret intelligence of “Mussad” of assassinating him.

Israel will pay heavy price for its horrendous crime, he said.

The body is scheduled to be moved to north Gaza to be buried in his hometown after Maghrib prayers.

Al-Batsh, originally from Jabalia town in northern Gaza Strip, has been living in Malaysia for ten years, where he earned a PH.D. in electronic engineering.

Last Saturday, two men on a high-powered motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, outside his apartment building, killing him on the spot.

Following coordination between Hamas and the Malaysian authorities on one hand, and with Egyptian authorities in the other, Hamas managed to bring back his corpse from Kuala Lumpur and flew the coffin to Cairo airport, which arrived on Thursday morning.

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