Palestinian journalist shot by Israel dies of wounds

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Two men on a high-powered motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, outside his apartment building on Saturday, killing him on the spot.

Police today released images of one of the suspects who gunned down Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysia Institut (UniKL BMI) lecturer, Dr Fadi M R Albatsh on Saturday.

"[Israel] can not stand that there are Arab and Muslim minds that identify with the Arab-nationalist ideology, and that is why it took out scientists from Iran, from Tunisia and also Lebanese scientists", Nasrallah told supporters.

Police say they believe the 2 men are still in Malaysia.

Malaysian police had earlier released computer-generated images of the two suspects, who witnesses described as well-built and light-skinned, possibly Middle Eastern or European.

"We believe the duo are still in the country and those who have information can contact the police", he said.

He said he did not know if the perpetrators were still in the country.

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Since March 30, Palestinians have been staging rallies along Gaza border demanding the return of refugees to their towns and villages in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

Israel has always been suspected of involvement in a series of assassination attempts on the lives of Hamas commanders, many of them outside of Gaza and the West Bank.

Mohamad Fuzi said the killing appeared "very professionally done", but declined to comment on reports it was a Mossad operation or that it was carried out by trained assassins.

The Hamas movement has vowed revenge for al-Batsh's death.

Israel claimed he was a Hamas member, but provided no evidence.

Batsh's corpse is set to be flown to Egypt later in the day before being transported on to Gaza for burial. Several noted, however, that Israel is routinely blamed for such assassinations even when it is not involved.