Saturday, January 16

Thousands attend funeral prayer for slain Palestinian

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Fadi’s remains being carried to the Medan Idaman Surau for funeral prayer. — Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: A congregation of about 2,000 people yesterday 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 flown to Cairo, Egypt on a Saudi Airlines flight yesterday evening, will then be transported by land to Gaza. — Bernama