The Palestinian Interior and National Security Ministry has thanked Malaysian authorities for rescuing a Palestinian from Gaza who was kidnapped in Malaysia recently
The ministry expressed its gratitude through a statement on its Facebook page towards the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and security services on 18 October.
According to The Star, the police rescued the 31-year-old victim a day after he was kidnapped by a group of locals allegedly recruited by Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, to assist the Zionist regime in hunting Hamas members in Malaysia on 28 September.
“They (the Malaysian police) were able to expose the members of the Mossad cell, as well as pursue and track their larger network,” the ministry mentioned in its Facebook statement.
“We strongly condemn this outrageous crime committed by the Israeli occupation against one of our Palestinian people in Malaysia, and we demand that those responsible be held accountable and sentenced.”
Between 29 September and 4 October, police arrested 18 people in separate operations in Kuala Langat, Ampang, and Beranang in Selangor, as well as in Melaka
Bernama reported that 11 people, aged between 21 and 40, were charged with kidnapping at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court on 14 October.
They were accused of committing the crime on Jalan Mayang, at 10.40pm on 28 September, and were charged under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961, read in conjunction with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries a potential death sentence or life imprisonment and whipping if proven guilty.