World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said on Saturday that a leaked Egyptian military intelligence document proves that it does not meddle in Egypt's affairs.
"The leaked document proves that Hamas has nothing to do with internal Egyptian affairs," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in a statement.
"It even proves that Hamas protects Egypt's national security by regulating the border," he added.
On Friday, the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news channel showed an alleged leaked Egyptian military intelligence document, dating back to late May 2013.
The document, signed by Gen. Mahmoud Hegazi, who has been named as Egypt's army chief-of-staff, calls for intensifying contacts with Hamas with the aim of adjusting Egypt's northeastern border, according to Al-Jazeera.
There was no comment from the Egyptian army on the alleged document.
Barhoum called for suspending what he described as Egyptian media campaigns of "incitement" against Hamas.
Egypt accuses Hamas of interfering in internal affairs and of involvement in a mass jailbreak upon the January 25 revolution, which ended the autocracy of ex-president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
An Egyptian court recently banned the activities of Hamas in Egypt and ordered its offices closed.
Hamas is an ideological offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails.
Last December, Egypt's army-backed interim authorities listed the Muslim Brotherhood as a "terrorist group."
Bahroum argued that the leaked document proves that the decision of Egyptian authorities to ban its activities was "politically-motivated".Last Mod: 29 Mart 2014, 14:39