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Hamas arrests Palestinian over alleged 2018 Mossad assassination in Malaysia

Gunmen from the Hamas terror group's Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades stand in front of the Jabaliya home of electrical engineer and Hamas commander Fadi al-Batsh, who was shot dead in Malaysia in a killing blamed on Israel, April 21, 2018. (Adel Hana/AP)
Gunmen from the Hamas terror group's Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades stand in front of the Jabaliya home of electrical engineer and Hamas commander Fadi al-Batsh, who was shot dead in Malaysia in a killing blamed on Israel, April 21, 2018. (Adel Hana/AP)

The Hamas terror group announces that it has arrested a Palestinian accused of collaborating with the Mossad in the targeted killing of a Hamas weapons expert in Malaysia.

“We arrested a person involved in the assassination of engineer Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia. He admitted to participating in the assassination, which was commissioned by the Israeli Mossad,” the Hamas-run Gaza Interior Ministry says in a statement.

Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh was an electrical engineer and avowed Hamas member. In 2018, al-Batsh was gunned down by two motorcyclists as he walked to dawn prayers in Kuala Lumpur.

Then-defense minister Avigdor Liberman denied Israeli involvement in the killing at the time.

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