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Egyptian court rules Hamas a terrorist organization
Egyptian court rules Hamas a terrorist organization

Widening a 20-month-old campaign against Islamist groups, an Egyptian court on Saturday declared Hamas a terrorist organization. Hamas denounced the ruling, which appeared a death knell to Egypt’s already-stalled efforts to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and the militant group in the wake of their summer war in the Gaza Strip. In practical terms, however, the ruling is largely symbolic, because Hamas does not have a presence in Egypt. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which has been branded a terrorist group by Egyptian authorities. Most of the Brotherhood's senior leadership is in jail, and the movement’s Mohamed Morsi, ousted as...

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