SHAFAQNA- Egyptian court has declared the Palestinian movement Hamas, which is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization. Hamas called the decision “shocking and dangerous.”
“The court ruled that Hamas should be included as a terrorist organization,” Samir Sabry, a lawyer involved in the case, told Reuters.
The decision follows Egyptian court’s ban on the Izza-Din al-Qassam Brigades, an armed wing of Hamas, in Egypt that was pronounced in January. The authorities accused the group of smuggling weapons into the country to provide assistance to Islamists who fight against the current government. They also alleged Hamas’ armed wing had planned and carried out terrorist attacks in Egypt, including the shooting in Sinai on January 29, in which 33 people were killed.