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Hamas Isolated After Coup in Egypt

The fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the change of leadership in Qatar and the loss of Iranian support have left Hamas isolated.
Egyptian soldiers keep guard as heavy equipment destroy smuggling tunnels beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip February 19, 2013. Egypt will not tolerate a two-way flow of smuggled arms with the Gaza Strip that is destabilising its Sinai peninsula, a senior aide to its Islamist president said, explaining why Egyptian forces flooded sub-border tunnels last week.  To match Interview PALESTINIANS-TUNNELS/EGYPT    REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Hamas is in shock.

Just one year ago, on June 30, 2012, the movement’s followers were sure that God Himself had intervened and the Muslim Brotherhood, which had just won the Egyptian elections, would open the Gates of Heaven for them, or at the least the border crossings from Gaza to Egypt and the rest of the world.

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