Palestinians: Assassinated Hamas Commander’s Body To Be Returned To Gaza


The Palestinian envoy in Malaysia says the body of a Hamas terrorist killed last week in Kuala Lumpur will be repatriated to Gaza for burial.

Anwar al-Agha said Tuesday that Egypt agreed to allow the body to be returned through its border with Gaza.

Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had appealed to Egypt to refuse the Palestinian request. The body is expected to arrive in Gaza on Thursday.

Fadi al-Batsh, an electrical engineering lecturer at a Malaysian university, was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle as he was on his way to a mosque early Saturday.

Hamas accused Israel of assassinating him.

Israel has not commented.