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Gaza groups condemn Egypt labelling Hamas terrorist group

Palestinian armed factions say Arab states should not export their problems to Palestinian people and their resistance forces


Hamas condemns Al-Qassam's 'terrorist' designation
Hamas condemns Al-Qassam’s ‘terrorist’ designation

Armed factions of Gaza’s political groups condemned Egypt’s court decision to officially brand Hamas as a terrorist group, and called it an “unjust and suspicious” decision, in a joint statement Thursday.

“We call out to the Egyptian people to reject this oppressive decision, and we call out to the Palestinian people to express their rejection and anger,” the groups said in their statement.

The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters designated Hamas a “terrorist organisation” on 31 January.

“We do not get involved in the internal affairs of any of the Arab states, and we hope that none export their internal problems on the Palestinian people and their resistance groups,” they statement added

The armed factions included the Al-Qassam Brigades, the Islamic Jihad, and both the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Democratic Front, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigades, and other groups.

Palestinian demonstrators gathered in southern Gaza to protest Egypt’s closure of the Rafah border crossing and the Egyptian decision to designate Hamas as a “terrorist” group on Thursday, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.

Earlier this month, Hamas accused Egyptian forces of opening fire on the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, while a military spokesperson denied the accusation.

Ties between Hamas and Egypt have been strained since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, as Morsi currently faces trial for allegedly “conspiring with Hamas.”

In an effort to establish a “buffer zone” along the Rafah border, the Egyptian military has destroyed thousands of tunnels and demolished hundreds of homes.

Egyptian authorities have accused Hamas of smuggling weapons through the tunnels; meanwhile Egypt has kept the Rafah border crossing closed off to Palestinians and has aided in Israel’s 8-year-siege of the Gaza strip, Palestinian sources say.

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  • Reda Sobky

    I don’t think they get it yet. Hamas is finished, gone, khalas ma feesh. When they hatched, trained and sent terrorists into Egypt they in effect brought about their own demise. They grew in hubris and when the deposed grabbed power they were there as an armed force to further their betrayal of Egypt. I am not sure what they expected after the exposure of what is known now. Palestinian demonstrators at the crossing, a cynical joke after a lifetime of supporting Palestinian rights. How in anybody’s imagination can Hamas behave like it did, an openly terrorist organization attacking Egypt, and expect a different outcome. Hamas acts like they have furthered the Palestinian cause, judge for yourself, are not the Palestinians now in the worst situation ever in Ghaza? Nobody supports Hamas now except Erdogan and Qatar and Iran at times, not good company, actually the company of losers who nobody likes or trusts in the Middle East. Egypt and Saudi and Emirates are eager to see a new political structure ruling in Ghaza and are not happy with the game Hamas is playing now…acting like the innocent victim and being the serpent under it. The bad and treasonous behavior will never be forgotten, so best to start a new chapter and forget this Hamas chapter and start something new and representative, it was never any good any way, and I suspect it was created to cause conflict among the parties seeking settlement of the conflict and that is the only thing it has succeeded at. Character is fate and Hamas now will experience the effects of this dictum. They exhibited deeply corrupt behavior and a collective character that is toxic to all and set in motion consequences that will return to trammel them and their grandiosity,.You cooked it, now eat it.

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