The Islamic resistance movement Hamas has demanded the formation of a neutral commission of inquiry to investigate the Egyptian accusations against the Gaza Strip.
The movement issued a statement to Resala news agency on Wednesday saying that: “A neutral fact finding commission comprising several countries under the auspices of the Arab League or the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation must be formed to investigate the Egyptian accusations against the movement. The Egyptian public prosecutor’s allegations against Hamas are purely political and void. When the Egyptian prosecution accused Palestinian prisoners who are languishing in Israeli occupation prisons of committing sabotage against Egypt, he revealed the falsity of the allegations.”
The statement also stressed that: “The allegations against Gaza are void, unfounded and not based on any evidence, but rather purely political. The movement has proven its innocence of all the allegations the Egyptian regime has accused it of, from orchestrating the attack against the Church of Saints to killing demonstrators during the 25 January revolution. The fabricated accusations against the movement by the Egyptian media call us to question the hidden motives behind them.”
The statement concluded by noting that “accusing Hamas’s prominent leaders of masterminding a conspiracy against Egypt and its security is merely an attempt to discredit the movement.”