KUALA LUMPUR – The body of Palestinian lecturer Dr. Fadi Mohammed Al Batsh which was flown to Cairo, Egypt from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday, arrived safely in Gaza, Palestine at 10.40pm (Malaysian time) today.
It is learned that his remains were flown to Cairo on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight at 7.30 pm yesterday before being taken to Gaza by road.
Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCare) chief executive officer Kamarul Zaman Shaharul Anwar said the road trip took about 12 hours after the body arrived in Cairo at 10am today.
“Thank God, the journey of transporting the late (Fadi’s) body along with his wife and children has ended safely,” he told Bernama.
Fadi leaves behind his wife, Enas, 31 two daughters, Doaa, 6, Aseel, 4 and one-year-old son Muhammad.
In the meantime, MyCare volunteer Farisul Islam who accompanied the family said the most heart-rending moments of the trip to Gaza was when the children, who did not know what had happened, repeatedly asked for their father.
“The children kept asking for their father, and all the way to Gaza, the youngest son, Muhammad, slept on my shoulder and of another man on the flight, as he missed his father.
In the 6am incident on Saturday, Fadi, 35, was shot dead by unknown shooter as he was walking to a surau near a condominium in Jalan Meranti, Setapak, to perform Subuh prayers. – BERNAMA