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Egypt bans Palestinian resistance movement Hamas

An Egyptian court has outlawed the activities of the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas in Egypt and placed an embargo on all its properties, a lawyer announced on Tuesday.

The Egyptian lawyer, Sameer Sabri, noted that the Egyptian Court for Urgent Matters in Cairo issued the verdict against Hamas.

Sabri had previously filed a complaint against acting interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour, his former Prime Minister Hazem Al-Beblawi and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim for not designating Hamas a terrorist organisation in Egypt.

According to the lawyer, Hamas is inherently affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, which in December of last year was designated 'terrorist' organisation in Egypt, without any evidence.

To back his claim against Hamas, Sabri said that back in February 1988, Hamas issued a statement saying that it is the strongest hand of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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