The Islamic resistance movement Hamas has denounced the Egyptian media’s “defamation campaign” against Hamas and the Palestinian resistance.
This comes in response to an article published on Thursday by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram Al-Arabi claiming that Mahmoud Ezzat, a senior leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, met with Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh at a hospital in Israel.
A spokesperson for Hamas, Sami Abu Zahri, issued a press release pointing out that this fabricated story is just one example of the many lies being diffused by some Egyptian media outlets, and it reflects the moral depths that these media outlets have now descended to. He accused such media outlets of crossing all professional and ethical lines.
“No longer do these media outlets have any objectives except defaming the Palestinian resistance and using those lies and allegations to justify Egypt’s internal political disputes,” he said.
Israeli and other regional media outlets have adopted a defamation campaign against the Gaza Strip, Hamas and the Palestinian resistance for quite some time; however, the tone of this campaign has intensified since the military coup that took place in Egypt in July.