Egypt court lists Hamas as terrorist organization

An Egyptian court has declared Palestinian movement Hamas a “terrorist” organization, according to a judicial source. The decision comes one month after Cairo added the group’s military wing to its terror blacklist.

The Cairo court’s ruling on Saturday was in response to a lawsuit alleging that Hamas was involved in recent attacks on Egyptian soil.

“The court ruled that Hamas should be included as a terrorist organisation,” said Samir Sabry, one of the lawyers who brought the case the group.

In January, the same court declared the Islamist group’s military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a terrorist organization.