Two men on a high-powered motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi Al Batash, an engineering lecturer, outside his apartment building on Saturday, killing him on the spot. "Following the discovery of the motorcycle near Tasik Danau Kota, we manage to obtain this photograph of one of the suspects". Israeli officials have denied the country was behind the attack, saying that it is regularly accused of such plots even when they are not involved.
"We have yet to identify them, but we suspect that they used a fake identity either when entering the country or when they were here", said Tan Sri Fuzi, adding that the authorities believe that the men had entered Malaysia sometime in late January.
Malaysian police have released a photo of one of the two assailants who gunned down Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh in Kuala Lumpur last week, and said the two men could still be in the country.
Mohamad Fuzi also pointed out that the suspect could have changed his appearance since the police initiated the manhunt for him and his acquaintance.
When asked if the hitmen were professional hired killers with military training experience, Mohamad Fuzi said: "definitely the murder was carried out in a professional manner". Fadi al-Batsh in Malaysia on Saturday, alleging that Israeli agents were systematically assassinating Arab scientists.
Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliamentary elections. The body is expected to arrive in Gaza on Thursday.
News portals also quoted a family friend as claiming that Dr Fadi, who was active in several NGOs, was killed to stop aid to Palestine. But later its top leader accused Mossad of killing al-Batsh and threatened retaliation.
But Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman Sunday denied claims of the Jewish state's involvement, suggesting instead that it was a "settling of accounts" between factions of a terror group.
He had a degree in electrical engineering and lectured at a local university, but police couldn't confirm reports that al-Batsh was an expert in rocket making.