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        12/31/2013, Tevet 28, 5774

      Haniyeh: Egypt Will Never Label Hamas as Terrorists

      Ma'an reports Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday ruled out the possibility that Egypt would declare the Hamas movement as a "terrorist" group.

      Speaking to reporters in Gaza City, says Ma'an, Haniyeh said that various media outlets have been trying to promote a link between Hamas and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

      "Though we oppose this characterization in the first place, nobody can drive Hamas to renounce its ideology, history, dimensions and its depths, no matter what influence they have," he said, according to Ma'an.

      "It is unlikely that any Arab country, and Egypt in particular, could categorize an effective and influential Palestinian resistance movement as a terrorist movement," said Haniyeh.