Egypt bans Hamas’ armed wing, lists it as terror group

An Egyptian court on Saturday banned Hamas’ armed wing and listed it as a terrorist organization.

Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and have repressed systematically since the army ousted one of its leaders, Mohammed Morsi, from the presidency in 2013.

“The court ruled to ban the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group,” said the judge of the special Cairo court which deals with urgent cases.

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  • Ron MacDonald

    The only Middle Eastern country that is governed by common sense.

  • This Sisi is no sissy.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That’s it. The EU has to boycott Egypt now.