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Hamas: Mossad responsible for Palestinian scholar assassination

Tehran,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.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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