KUALA LUMPUR – A congregation of about 2,000 people today performed the funeral prayer for Palestinian lecturer and imam Dr Fadi Mohammed Al Batsh, who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle, in Setapak on Saturday.
Fadi’s remains were taken to the Medan Idaman surau, Setapak at 1.10pm from the Hospital Selayang’s Forensic Unit, for family members and friends to pay their last respects before an official from the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Mufti Office led the funeral prayer at 1.30pm.
At 2.15pm, the remains of the assassinated lecturer were carried out by several family members into a van and taken to the Kuala Lumpur Airport (KLIA) to be repatriated to Gaza.
The body to be flown to Cairo, Egypt on a Saudi Airlines flight this evening, will then be transported by land to Gaza.
Fadi is survived by wife Enas Al Batsh, 31, two daughters, Doaa, six, Aseel, four and a one year-old-son Mohamad.
The electrical engineering lecturer was gunned down outside the Idaman Puteri condominium in Setapak here, while walking to the Medan Idaman surau for the Subuh prayer at about 6am. – BERNAMA