Egypt Accuses Gaza Leadership of Conspiring to Oust President al-Sisi

Egyptian state-run paper reported Saturday that Palestinian group was plotting coup together with Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow al-Sissi.

By i24news


Egypt’s official al-Ahram newspaper on Saturday accused Hamas of conspiring, together with its sponsor the Muslim Brotherhood, of plotting to oust the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.

Policemen stand in the middle of al-Haram street in Cairo during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a brutal crackdown on August 14, 2014 – Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed /AFP

According to the report, the two Islamic groups hoped to achieve their ends by sowing discontent amid Egypt’s military ranks.

The two affiliated organizations had also planned a series of terror attacks against Egyptian targets.

Since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the Egyptian authorities have accused the Gaza Strip-based Palestinian group of aiding jihadists who have increased their attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

Last month Egypt banned Hamas armed wing the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades and ruled that it is a “terrorist” group.

The Palestinian movement Fatah called on Hamas to “join the national movement and stop intervening in Egypt,” with spokesman Ahmad Assaf accusing Hamas of being more concerned with “the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood and not the interests of the Palestinian people and their just national cause.”


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