Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh meets with Brotherhood leader in Cairo, says ties between the two groups threaten ‘Israeli entity.
Gaza’s Hamas premier was in Egypt Monday on his first trip outside the blockaded territory since the Islamists overran it in 2007, saying his meeting with his Islamic ideological mentors threatens Israel.
Ismail Haniyeh discussed Mideast politics with the leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which has emerged as the biggest winner in the first parliamentary elections in post-uprising Egypt, capturing nearly half of the seats so far.
Hamas is considered an offshoot of the Brotherhood.
Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie met Haniyeh at the group’s newly inaugurated headquarters in a Cairo suburb.
“The Brotherhood center has always embraced issues of liberation, foremost the Palestinian issue,” Badie said, according to Egypt’s state Middle East News Agency.
He added that Hamas has served as a role model to the Brotherhood in its reconciliation with the Fatah movement and in closing the recent prisoner swap deal with Israel.
The Brotherhood renounced violence in the 1970s, but it supports Hamas in its “resistance” against Israel.
It is an illusion, that there is any major difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The Hamas is a child of their older Muslim Brothers in Egypt. They share the same vision of a Global Islamic rule, based on Sharia laws.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been kept at bay by the secular totalitarian rulers. The last of these rulers, were Hosni Mubarak.
They spread a net for my feet— I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path— but they have fallen into it themselves.
The forces of Radical Islam tries to end the Islamic civil war, that has divided their attention from a common fight against Zionist Israel.
With dictator Mubarak gone, the Muslim brothers have been reunited with their off spring in Gaza. Israel is back to the days before the peace agreement of 1979. Egypt is again a hostile neighbor. The Jewish state has no guarantee that yet another pan-Arabian attack might start from the Sinai.
Written by Ivar