GAZA – The Palestinian group Hamas condemned on Tuesday Egypt’s designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group last week, reaffirming its solidarity with the ousted movement despite a crippling blockade imposed by Cairo.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh gestures during an interview with Reuters in Gaza City May 10, 2012. – Photo: REUTERS
Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Hamas Gaza government, also snubbed calls by some rival Palestinian factions to sever its connections with the Brotherhood.
“We reject such a classification for the Muslim Brotherhood group. Continue Reading »
The Egyptian government intensified its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, formally listing the group as a terrorist organization after accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a police station that killed 16 people.
The Brotherhood on Tuesday condemned the attack in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, north of Cairo. Earlier on Wednesday, a Sinai-based Islamist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed responsibility for the attack that also wounded some 140 people. Continue Reading »
Egyptian army report claims they arrested a Hamas terrorist who admitted his planning to plant a car bomb near undisclosed security target.
Hamas denies allegations.
By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
The Egyptian Army announced Wednesday that it had apprehended a Hamas terrorist in the northern Sinai Desert, Al-Arabiya reports.
The terrorist was named as Jumaa Khamis Mohammed Brayha, who claimed to stem from a family powerful in Hamas’s ranks.
During interrogation, according to the Egyptian army, the young man admitted that he was intending to blow up a Mercedes parked near a crucial security target.
Hamas has denied that the detainee was among its ranks and says his name is not even included in the register of residents of the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
The youth at Tahrir Square were not motivated by any religious ideology, commented Kerry in remarks most likely to please Egypt’s military.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused Egypt’s well-organized Muslim Brotherhood of having “stolen” the revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Anti-Morsi protesters In Cairo’s Tahrir Sq. – Photo: AFP
Speaking at the State Department to leaders of multinational American firms, Kerry said the Islamist group had appropriated the revolt against Mubarak from young people who started it in large part through social media in response to what they saw of other mass protests around the Arab world. Continue Reading »
BREAKING NEWS FROM CAIRO:
2 1/2 months after Morsi was deposed, Egypt’s High Court orders gov’t to seize funds & administer the frozen assets in toughest crackdown on Islamist movement in decades.
An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group’s funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.
Pro-Morsi demonstrators chant slogans at Nasr City in Cairo, July 28, 2013. – Photo: AP
“The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it,” said the presiding judge Mohammed al-Sayed. Continue Reading »
Former Israeli minister reveals that the Egyptian Generals, fearing violent protests from the Muslim Brotherhood as are happening now, rigged the results of Egypt’s last elections to maintain the peace.
By Elad Benari
Former minister Yossi Beilin revealed in a column published in the Israel Hayom daily on Sunday that the Egyptian army rigged the results of last year’s presidential elections, in which Islamist Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner.
“An Egyptian official told me in person that the army rigged the presidential elections in June 2012, fearing widespread riots should the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohammed Morsi, lose the race,” wrote Beilin. Continue Reading »
Western maneuvering to quietly reinstate the Muslim Brotherhood baffles Egypt’s frightened & persecuted Christians.
By Ashraf Ramelah
The following is an open letter from Egyptian Christian Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, director of Voice of the Copts, to European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, who, together with leading American officials, has been working to reinstall Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt.
I have followed with great interest your latest visit to my native country of Egypt — particularly your request to free former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
Sources in Egypt inform me that Egyptians fear that your aim to have Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders released from custody and dismissed from their day in court. Continue Reading »
Palestinian president meets Egypt’s acting president while Egyptian authorities investigate Hamas’ roll in 2011 prison break that freed Mohammed Morsi, left 14 inmates dead & was the catalyst for the chaos that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Cairo’s Presidential Palace. – Photo: AP
The visit on Monday comes as Egyptian authorities are investigating the role of Abbas’ rival Palestinian group Hamas in a 2011 prison break that freed Morsi and several other members of the Muslim Brotherhood who had been detained under the previous regime. Continue Reading »
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – An American college student stabbed to death during a protest in Egypt was in the country teaching English to children and improving his Arabic, according to a Facebook post on Saturday that appeared to be from his family.
Protesters demonstrate in Sedy Gaber in Alexandria, June 28, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghan
According to the The Kenyon Collegian, the student newspaper, Pochter was active in Hillel, the campus’s center for Jewish life, and lived at the group’s on-campus house. Continue Reading »
In 1st such rally by the Muslim Brotherhood, the party from which President Morsi hails, the Brotherhood protested Israeli air-strikes on Syria & the detention of a Muslim cleric.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood staged an anti-Israel rally in Cairo on Friday, the first such protest by the main backers of President Mohammed Morsi since they rose to prominence in the wake of the country’s 2011 uprising.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. – Photo by AP
Emerging from weekly services at Al-Azhar mosque — the centuries-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning — demonstrators chanted “the people want the destruction of Israel” in protest of recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria and the detention of a Palestinian Muslim cleric. Continue Reading »