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Palestinian lecturer shot in Malaysia, Hamas alleges assassination

A Palestinian lecturer was shot dead in Malaysia’s capital on Saturday morning reports Reuters.

“Two men on a motorcycle fired ten shots at the victim killing him on the spot,” said Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim in a statement.

Speaking to Reuters Palestine’s ambassador to Malaysia Anwar Al Agha said, the victim was Palestinian lecturer Fadi al-Batsh but declined to say if he was a member of Hamas.

When contacted by Reuters, officials in Israel declined to comment.

A Hamas statement said al-Batsh was “assassinated at treacherous hands on Saturday. As he walked for the dawn prayers.”