Haniyeh mourns Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader

Senior Hamas leader offered condolences to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood over death of deputy leader Gomaa Amin who passed away on Saturday after a long illness.

Haniyeh mourns Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader

World Bulletin / News Desk

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has offered condolences to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood over the death of deputy leader Gomaa Amin, who passed away on Saturday.

In a statement, Haniyeh paid tribute to Amin's support for the Gaza Strip and his visit to the blockaded territory following an Israeli offensive in 2012.

Amin, the Deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, died in British capital London on Saturday at the age of 81.

Amin had left Cairo to London two months before the army ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi in mid-2013 following massive protests against his administration.

Egyptian authorities have launched a massive crackdown on supporters of Morsi and his embattled Muslim Brotherhood group, detaining thousands and killing hundreds.

In December of 2013, the military-backed authorities declared the Brotherhood a "terrorist" group following a spate of attacks against security facilities.

The authorities accuse the Brotherhood of condoning violence, a claim dismissed by the group, which says it is committed to peaceful activism.

 

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