Malaysian forensic police collect evidence in the area where a Palestinian scientist was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur on April 21, 2018. Malaysia OUT/AFP
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Israel's defense minister Sunday dismissed claims the country's Mossad spy agency was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia, suggesting instead that his killing was a "settling of accounts".Lieberman said it was likely that Batsh was killed as part of an internal Palestinian dispute.Batsh was married with three young children and had lived in Malaysia for 10 years.Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel, most of them intercepted by an anti-missile system, during a 2014 Gaza war that included devastating Israeli attacks in the enclave of 2 million Palestinians.Israel's use of live fire, killing at least 39 Palestinians, has drawn international criticism.
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