19:01 GMT29 March 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 24

    The incident took place a few days after Egypt listed Hamas’ military wing as a terrorist organization.

    Hamas blamed Egypt's military forces for firing at Palestinian security posts in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, according to AFP.

    Palestinian authorities claimed that the attack was unjustified and demanded an investigation.

    "Fire was directed in a surprising, unjustified way and without any violation from the Palestinian side,” Eyad al-Bozom, a representative of Gaza's Hamas-run interior ministry, said in a statement, cited by Reuters.

    The incident occurred a few days after Egypt banned Hamas' armed wing and listed it as a terrorist organization. Egypt authorities accused Hamas of smuggling arms into Egypt and supporting militants fighting against the country’s government, according to Haaretz.

    "The court ruled to ban the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group," a special Cairo court ruled earlier.

    Egypt has played a major role in mediating a truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip several times, but after the court's decision the country refused to be a mediator in Palestine-Israel relations.


    Egypt Sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death
    Egypt Creates New Anti-Terror Unit to Counter Muslim Brotherhood Threat
    Egyptian Protesters Killed During Clashes With Police
    War, Peace and a Two-State Solution: UK View on Israel and Palestine
    attack, Gaza Strip, Palestine, Egypt
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook