He is a hero for some Palestinians and one of Israel’s fiercest enemies.
But who was behind the assassination of Fathi Shaqaqi?
In 1981 Fathi Shaqaqi established Islamic Jihad - a resistance movement to the Israeli occupation.
In 1986 he was jailed but later released and deported to Lebanon, where he was allegedly in touch with Hezbollah.
1989 Shaqaqi moved to Syria and lived as a guest of then President Hafez al-Assad in Damascus.
1995 Shaqaqi pulled off a major suicide attack.
On the 22nd of January at Beit Lid junction between Tel Aviv and Haifa,
two suicide attackers disguised as Israeli soldiers detonated their bombs, killing 21 soldiers.
He(Yitzhak Rabin) called in the chief of the Mossad and ordered Fathi Shaqaqi to be killed immediately.
But it was difficult for Israel’s (intelligence service) Mossad to kill Fathi Shaqaqi in Syria.
On October 4th, Shaqaqi traveled to Libya via Malta to meet president Muammar Gaddafi.
Three weeks later Shaqaqi returned to Malta.
But he had company.
After booking his return ticket to Damascus, he was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle, leaving him dead on the street.
The assassins were taking a rubber boat and then to an Israeli submarine and sail back to Israel.
There were Maltese police reports that Libyan intelligence may have tipped off Mossad about Shaqaqi movement.
But like other Arabs and Palestinians, was Shaqaqi another victim of Mossad’s extrajudicial killings?