Hamas official: Palestinian Tamarod group was trained by Egyptian intelligence

Yahya Moussa: Movement will not succeed in overthrowing Hamas, plan is part of plot led by Arab nations.

August 23, 2013 15:36
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Hamas's Kassam Brigades [file].

Hamas's Kassam Brigades 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)


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A Hamas MP claimed on Friday that the Palestinian Tamarod ("Rebellion") movement in the Gaza Strip was trained by the Egyptian intelligence.

"The 'Tamarod against the injustice in Gaza' group, that has bases in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, is guided by foreign forces, among them the Egyptian security and intelligence forces," Yahya Moussa said.

"These groups were trained and were organized with the aid of the Egyptian intelligence, to act in the Gaza Strip like the Tamarod movement in Egypt [that brought to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi]," Moussa added, speaking to the Lebanese newspaper Elnashra.

He stressed that "there is a huge difference between the reality in Egypt to the one in Gaza that is under siege, where movements are fighting against the Israeli occupier. This group will not succeed and will not affect Gaza."

This plan is a part of a plot against Hamas that is led by Arab nations "that were chosen by Israel and the United States to lead the struggle against the political Islam," he said.

"The alliance is funded by big Arab countries in the Gulf, who are a part of the plot that brought on the criminal fascist revolution in Egypt," he added.

When asked why the Gazan Tamarod group described Hamas actions in the Strip as "injustice," Moussa said, "our people in Gaza suffer from the injustice of Abu Mazen [PA President Mahmoud Abbas], Israel and the United States and from the injustice of Arab money that does not fund the Palestinian plight. These groups want to bring back the bloodshed [among Palestinians], until we return to the cycle of surrender to the colonialist ploy, so Israel could be the only ruling force in the region, and with this extend the occupation."

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