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  3/4/2014, Adar Bet 2, 5774

Hamas: Egypt's Ban Serves 'Israeli Occupation'


Hamas slammed, Tuesday, an Egyptian court's decision to ban the activities of the Islamist terror movement governing Gaza, saying it "serves" the group's arch-enemy Israel, according to a senior official of the movement who talked to Agence France Presse. Ruling in a lawsuit that sought to declare Hamas a terrorist organization, the court also decided to impound all its Cairo headquarters, according to Egyptian media.

Bassem Naim told AFP, "Any decision such as this is an attempt to besiege the resistance, and serves the Israeli occupation."

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