Hamas MP: Egypt and Hamas have not cut off relations despite ban
07 March 2014 17:35
Egypt and Hamas have not cut off relations, Hamas MP Saleh Al-Bardawil told the pan-Arab daily Al-Quds on Friday in response to the Egyptian court decision to ban Hamas activities in the country earlier in the week.
He claimed that senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, who moved to Cairo after Hamas left Damascus, has not been asked to leave the following the court ruling.
Al-Bardawil called the decision to ban Hamas activities and to confiscate its assets an invitation for a new Israeli war on Gaza. He said the Cairo court's decision paints the Palestinian resistance as a crime.
Since the ruling, Egyptian security services began investigating Palestinians in order to revoke their Egyptian citizenship granted during the reign of former president Mohamed Morsi.
Egyptian authorities plan on revoking the citizenship of 13,757 Palestinians that are under investigation, most of whom are affiliated with Hamas.
Ariel Ben Solomon contributed to this report.