Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, rejected the Cairo Court of Urgent Matters ruling to ban the Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, designating it a terrorist organization.
Hamas spokesman in Gaza Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri said, in a statement on Saturday, the Egyptian court’s decision is politicized and serves the Israeli occupation.
Hamas rejected the accusation of Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades of the intervention in the Egyptian internal affair. “Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades are fighting against the Israeli occupation and constitute a modal for the dignity of the nation”, Abu Zuhri said.
For his part, Hamas spokesman abroad Husam Badran said, in a statement issued in Doha, that the Egyptian ruling is shameful and offensive to Egypt.
He stressed that banning Hamas and designating it as a terrorist group offers a free service to the Israeli occupation. The armed wing is not only defending Palestine but also the entire Islamic nation”, he added.
The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters ruled on Saturday to designate the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, as a terrorist organization. The court claimed that the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades were involved in the recent terror attacks against security forces in Egypt, particularly in Sinai.