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Hamas Goes on Offensive Against Egyptian Media

After initially staying silent on Egypt, Hamas has decided to respond to media accusations against it by launching a campaign of its own.
Palestinians hold up posters of prisoners during a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails near the Red Cross in Gaza City July 29, 2013. Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved the release of 104 Arab prisoners to help restart peace talks with the Palestinians and end nearly three years of diplomatic stagnation.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded the release of prisoners held since before a 1993 interim peace accord took effect. Israel has jailed thousands more
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The Egyptian crisis is having negative political and economic effects on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. After initially maintaining silence, Hamas last week moved to close the Gaza offices of Ma'an News Agency and Al Arabiya.

Hamas accused some Palestinian media outlets of behaving like some Egyptian media outlets and “fabricating” stories about Hamas’ relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its interference in Egyptian affairs, both politically and on the ground.

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