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Egyptian Court finds Morsi guilty again, sentenced to 40 years


After Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi had previously been sentenced to life in prison & death in other cases, the former president was given another severe sentence in his 4th conviction by an Egyptian court.

By Roi Kais, AP


An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to 40 years in prison after he was convicted on charges relating to an espionage case involving the alleged passing of classified Egyptian documents to Qatar. Six other defendants in the case, including two Al-Jazeera employees, were sentenced to death.

Morsi behind bars. – Photo: AP

Morsi, the case’s top defendant, and two of his aides were sentenced to 25 years in prison. Continue Reading »

Egyptian gov’t sanctions army to strike Gaza if needed

Although highly unlikely to happen, the government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of a military response into Gaza, following the Egyptian Supreme Court’s decision Saturday to list Hamas a terrorist organization.

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Egyptian Court Rules: Hamas Blacklisted As Terrorist Organization

The court’s updated ruling to list Hamas as terror org comes a month after an Egyptian judge listed the political party’s ‘armed wing’ as a terrorist group.
A source from Hamas says the group will no longer allow Egypt broker between it and Israel.



An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization, judicial and security sources said on Saturday, one month after a judge listed the group’s armed wing as a terrorist group.

Hamas training camp in Gaza.

Hamas training camp in Gaza.

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, Mohamed Mursi, from the presidency in 2013. Continue Reading »

Egypt Disqualified by Hamas as Mediator After Court Rules Qassam Brigades Terrorist Group

Hamas spokesman attacks Egyptian decision to blacklist Qassam Brigades as terrorist organization, claiming the ruling only ‘serves the Zionist occupation’.

By Reuters


After an Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a source close to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades said the decision ruled Egypt out as a mediator between Israel and the Palestinians.

Abbas and Sisi – Photo: AFP

Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a tough, prolonged campaign against militancy. “(It) will be difficult, strong, evil, and will take a long time,” he said in comments broadcast on state television after meeting top military officers. Continue Reading »

Lower Egyptian court forbids Jews from celebrating at Jewish mystic’s grave

The Egyptian court said its ruling was based on “moral offenses” committed during previous years at the 3-day Jewish festival celebrating Rabbi Jacob Abu Hasira’s birth.



CAIRO – An Egyptian court permanently banned a Jewish celebration that has taken place since the 1979 peace deal with Israel and asked the government to remove the tomb where it takes place from a list of official shrines, judicial sources said on Monday.

Jacob Abu Hasira

Jacob Abu Hasira.- Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

The court said its decision was due to “moral offenses” committed in previous years at the three-day festival celebrating the birth of Rabbi Jacob Abu Hasira. Continue Reading »