An Egyptian court has banned all activities of Hamas, in another sign of increasing tension between the Palestinian terror group and the military-backed government in Egypt.
The Egyptian court also banned all “organizations or groups branching from, financed or supported by Hamas,” a judicial source told the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram.
Egyptian authorities have accused Hamas, which is an offshoot of the banned terror group Muslim Brotherhood, of supporting jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula.
Additionally, Egyptian authorities have accused former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi of collaborating with Hamas. Morsi, along with 36 other Muslim Brotherhood officials, are currently being prosecuted for charges of espionage with Hamas.
Recently, Egyptian officials also told Hamas that it would hold them responsible for any incidents along the Gaza border, and that it would not tolerate smuggling.