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Haneyya: Implicating Hamas in Egypt’s internal affairs serves the occupation

images_News_2013_07_13_hanyya-0_300_0Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya strongly denounced some Palestinian and Egyptian parties for fabricating lies to implicate his government and the Hamas Movement in the current events in Egypt.

In a speech during the opening of a new mosque in Gaza on Friday, premier Haneyya stated that such lies only serve the Israeli occupation and cause damage to the Palestinian society.

Haneyya slammed some factions from the Palestine liberation organization (PLO) and Egyptian parties for falsely accusing his government and Hamas of interfering in Egypt’s internal affairs and its current events, describing these accusations as unfounded allegations.

For its part, the Hamas Movement refuted military claims by Egypt that its army dismantled armed groups from Hamas in the Sinai Peninsula and described them as lies.

Its spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri stated that these Egyptian accusations are an attempt to export the Egyptian crisis to the Palestinian arena.

Egyptian media outlets had quoted Ahmed Wasfi, a senior Egyptian officer, as saying that the armed forces succeeded during the last two weeks in dismantling a large number of criminal cells and inflicting big losses on many jihadists from Hamas during operations in Sinai.

In another incident, an Egyptian military helicopter at dawn Friday overflew at low altitude different areas of Khan Younis and Rafah in southern Gaza.

Safa news agency reported that eyewitnesses spotted an Egyptian helicopter coming from the Egyptian side and kept flying around over most of the districts of Khan Younis and Rafah for about an hour before withdrawing into the Egyptian territory.

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