Hamas Denies Involvement in Egypt Protests
A leader of Hamas, which describes itself as "one of the wings of the Muslim Brotherhood," insists that his movement has nothing to do with the events in Egypt, and criticized the media for circulating these rumors.
Al-Bardawil expressed that, "These attempts have no purpose except to damage the Hamas movement, and to antagonize the West against it, as well as to flee from an objective analysis of what is happening in Egypt, and to export the crisis to Gaza." (He said this), stressing that Hamas has a fixed policy of non-intervention in the internal affairs of any Arab or non-Arab country, and of not transporting the battle from inside Palestine to any other arena.
At the same time, the President of the Government Media Office in Gaza, Hassan Abu-Hashish, stated that what has been said are rumors attempting to cast Palestinian people and groups in the Gaza Strip into the events in Egypt. (He described) these attempts as misguided and misleading, whose goal was to divert attention and confuse, and to invite new aggressive Israeli and international moves.He pointed to the role of the Interior Ministry in the Hamas movement to control the border with Egypt, which is in the highest interest of the people. (He called upon) the media to exercise caution and prudence, and to work with the utmost responsibility in the face of these leaks and accusations, and to refer to official sources and documented agencies before dealing with (anyone else).
Amal Ruslan, youm7.com, February 6, 2011