Fadi M. al-Batsh, a Palestinian engineer and academic who had been living in Malaysia for ten years was assassinated while riding his motorcycle to a local mosque. Local police reports indicate that al-Batsh was shot by two assailants who ambushed him on the road. The family of al-Batsh as well as others in Palestine have accused Mossad, otherwise known as the “Israeli Secret Intelligence Service” of orchestrated the illegal murder of al-Batsh.
Khaled al-Batash, a relative of the diseased and an active member of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad give an interview with Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen television where he said,
“The Israeli Mossad. The Israeli Mossad stood behind the assassination of educated people and intellectuals because Israel knows Palestine will be liberated by scientist. Therefore, they tracked this young educated man”.
Khaled further called on Malaysian authorities to “conduct a comprehensive and rapid investigation to prevent the escape of the assassins”.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim has stated, “The suspect fired 10 shots, four of which hit the lecturer in the head and body. He died on the spot. We believe the lecturer was their target because two other individuals walked by the place earlier unharmed”.
Turkey’s Daily Sabah further reports,
“Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the suspects were believed to be Europeans with links to a foreign intelligence agency, state news agency Bernama reported.
He added the victim had links with foreign intelligence and was active in pro-Palestinian non-governmental organisations, describing him as an expert in electrical engineering and rocket-building..
He received his Ph.D degree from the University of Malaya in 2015 and was a senior lecturer at the British Malaysian Institute. His official biography said his research interests included power converters, power quality and renewable energy.
Al- Batsh was also vocal about the Palestinian cause on social media. He had shared many tweets supporting the Great March for Return and also posted about slain Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja”.
It is clear from the evidence from Malaysia that Fadi M. R. al-Batsh was conspicuously targeted by foreign assassins answer to an “Israeli” description. As Mossad has a grim history of killing its self-defined enemies on foreign soil in addition to orchestrating terrorist atrocities abroad, it is imperative for Malaysian authorities to act quickly to expose the murderous agents of a foreign regime, detain them and rapidly bring them to justice. If convicted, al-Batsh’s killers could receive the death penalty as Malaysia continues to hang those found guilty of murder.
Oh, wow. @ronenbergman, the senior Israeli security analyst & expert on Mossad activities (that recently published a book on the subject) clearly states that the Mossad is responsibe for the killing of Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia this morning pic.twitter.com/NtGy5t242A
— Asaf Ronel (@AsafRonel) April 21, 2018
While the assassination of al-Batsh has gained coverage in the Arab world, Turkey and Malaysia, wider international coverage has been woefully inadequate. While the alleged attempted murder of a former British spy of Russian origin called Sergey Skripal was discussed at the UN Security Council, the far more serious case of a successful targeted assassination of a Palestinian in Malaysia, whose killers match the description, use the methods and have the motive of Mossad agents of the “Israeli” regime , ought to be discussed at the highest levels of government throughout the world.