0840 GMT August 15, 2018
“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, presstv.com 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.