Gamaa Islamiyya: Banning Hamas activities jeopardizes national security
Tariq El Zomor, Gamaa Shura Council member - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Gamaa Islamiyya denounced the verdict issued by the Cairo Urgent Matters Court banning the activities of the Palestinian movement Hamas and closing its headquarters, saying that the verdict jeopardizes national security and clouds justice in Egypt.

In an official statement released on Tuesday, Gamaa Islamiyya said that justice in Egypt is in danger as a result of unspecialized courts issuing verdicts in important cases related to freedom and national security.

The statement added that a case such as this one should have been decided in an administrative court, noting that the verdict issued on Tuesday was based on a prison break case that is still being examined.

Meanwhile, Hamas announced that it has no headquarters in Egypt and the verdict is “useless.”

Nasser Military Academy counsel Ahmed Abdel Halim commented on Hamas’ statement by saying that Hamas has headquarters inside Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Moqattam.

During an interview with MBC MASR television channel Tuesday, Halim added that Hamas was “indulged” during the regime of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, and that Morsi had plans for Palestinians to settle in Sinai.

Halim said there is a diversity between Palestinian movements, and each one of them is supported by a different country, which harms the Palestinian cause.

Originally published in Youm7.

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