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Egyptian intelligence exonerate Hamas from interfering in Sinai

A leaked document signed by Major General Mahmoud Hijazi, director of Department of Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance until earlier this week, does not include any charge claiming the Muslim Brotherhood or the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas are actively harming the security situation in the Sinai.

The handwritten document, received by Al-Jazeera television station yesterday evening, dates back to May last year, before the coup of July 3, 2013.

The 17-page document includes clear recommendations for the treatment of some aspects of the Sinai crisis including the need to improve the channels of communication with the leaders of Hamas in order to preserve security and stability along the border with the Gaza Strip.

None of the text refers to the Muslim Brotherhood.