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Hamas: Mossad responsible for Palestinian scholar assassination



The National Intelligence Agency of Israel (Mossad) should be accountable for assassination of a Palestinian scholar, Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh said.

“Haniyeh accused Israeli Mossad of carrying out the assassination of young Palestinian scholar Dr Fadi al-Batch, who was shot dead on Saturday at dawn in Malaysia,” Hamas website reported.

“We blame the Israeli Mossad of carrying out the assassination of Dr Fadi al-Batch,” Hamas quoted Haniyeh as saying.

“The timing of the assassination of the scholar is intended, but the Palestinian people will remain resilient,” he added.

“We dispatched a senior delegation to hold meetings with the Malaysian officials and follow up closely the details of the crime,” he reiterated.

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