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Hamas Hits Back At 'Preposterous' Egypt Claims

Egyptian claims that Mohammed Morsi conspired with Hamas have been dismissed by the Islamist group as part of a "cheap campaign."
Hamas militants hold a poster depicting Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood as they celebrate in the street in Gaza City after he was declared Egypt's first democratic president June 24, 2012. Morsy's win was hailed by Hamas, the Islamist group governing Gaza and which is locked in a power-struggle with the West Bank-based, U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY) - RTR343IV

On Friday, July 26, Egyptian authorities announced the arrest of ousted President Mohammed Morsi over an array of accusations, the most significant of which, according to the investigating judge, is Morsi’s conspiring with Hamas to carry out aggressive acts in the country, including attacks against police stations and soldiers.

It appears Hamas — the Islamist movement that has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007 — has recently decided to break its silence and respond to accusations leveled against it by Egyptian authorities.

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