Verdict on Hamas act of desperation

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, MAPIM president | .

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations (MAPIM) strongly condemns the Egyptian court designating Hamas as a "terrorist" organisation.
This judicial verdict is clearly a move to pursue further the crackdown of Islamic groups by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
We see this as an outcome from a dealing with the Israeli Occupation Forces to crush Hamas from both sides , Egypt and Israel.
Targeting Hamas is in actual fact targeting the whole of the Palestinian authorities and the Palestinian people both in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The decision reflects the desperate move by the Egyptian regime to deal with the people' s defiance against the quasy military regime.
Targeting Hamas as a scape goat when the regime could not the crush the people' s resistance within Egypt shows the failing regime and it is a matter of time Egypt will face another revolution.
It is obvious that the decision is made in view of Egypt's restrengthening relationship with Israel and it is detrimental to any future endeavors for any peace negotiation with the Palestinians.
The Egyptian regime's inability to cordon people's defiance is a clear sign that it is in a desperate mode. Trying to quel the Muslim Brotherhood even when almost all of its leaders at all levels are been taken in and sentenced in kangaroo court trials is not going to stop people's uprising.
The allegation of Hamas operation in Sinai does not make sense , since Hamas has made every affort to work with Fatah to save Gaza in the face of the Israel periodical assault.
Egypt arm forces are facing persistent rebellions in Sinai  since Morsi's overthrow, and it is trying to shift the nation's attention to an alleged enemy called Hamas.
We condemn Egypt's move that seems to go deeper in its "deep state" mode that  engaged only in security matters , unable to rid itself from the socio-economic plights of its own people . The worsening governence by the military regime effectively potrays Egypt moving towards a fail state.
The resurrection of the tactics of Hosni Mubarak's regime , and even worst , not keeping with an important strategy to always keep Hamas on board for engagement is counter productive to any peace effort.
Al Sisi's failure to read the domestic and regional political implication by branding Hamas as a terrorist organization , shows his naivity and this will only eventually short live his regime.


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