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Egypt to Revoke Hamas Citizenships After Court Ban

In post-Muslim Brotherhood Egypt, Hamas is treated as a terrorist organization instead of a legitimate partner
Egyptian guards at the border with the Gaza Strip following Egyptian court ban on Hamas. March 5, 2014

Egyptian guards at the border with the Gaza Strip following Egyptian court ban on Hamas. March 5, 2014
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On Tuesday, March 4, an Egyptian court ordered the banning of Hamas work and activities in Egypt.  The case was brought by a contingent of Egyptian lawyers in 2013. The lawsuit sought the designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization and the banning of Hamas in Egypt.

In the wake of the ruling, there are indications that the Egyptian government is taking action in preparation to revoke the citizenship of Egyptians who are members of Hamas.

Rumors about the revocation of citizenship for Egyptian members of Hamas have been circulating for several months, but Tuesday’s court decision gave the initiative an official governmental imprimatur.

The basis for the Egyptian court’s ruling was national security. There have been several major terrorist incidents in Egypt, in which Hamas and Hamas-affiliated Egyptians allegedly were involved.

Hamas is the Palestinian Arab offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of ousted Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi. During his presidential tenure, thousands of Palestinian Arabs, including Hamas leaders such as Mahmoud Zahar, were granted Egyptian citizenship.

Since Morsi’s ouster, Egyptian authorities have destroyed thousands of tunnels used for smuggling between Egypt and Gaza. This, of course, has served to undergird Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza which was imposed to prevent the smuggling into the Strip of weapons for use against the Jewish State.

The unsurprising response of Hamas spokespeople is that Egypt is aiding the “Zionist entity” by punishing those bent on Israel’s destruction.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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10 Responses to “Egypt to Revoke Hamas Citizenships After Court Ban”

  1. Please don’t send them to the USA we don’t want them either!

  2. This columnist did a review yesterday of a book by Caroline Glick which recommended that Israel annex Yehuda and Shomron and offer citizenship to all of the people living there unless they were terrorists. If Israel enforced that rule, this article suggests they could use as a precedent Egypt's citizenship decision regarding Hamas.

    Of course I'm familiar with the principle of international law that says that just because Arabs get to protect themselves from terrorism and terrorists doesn't mean that Jews do. But it would be a start.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very well done Egypt. Clear those terrorists from your land.

  4. Carlos Font says:

    Egypt is looking better and better. The destruction of the tunnels and now declaring Hamas a teroris

  5. Carlos Font says:

    (cont.) a terrorist organization and revoking citizenships to Hamas members is very encourag.ing. Let's pray for the best.

  6. Carlos Font says:

    Egypt is looking better and better. First ,the dstruuction of the tunnels and now decarin Hamas

  7. Luzia Alves says:

    Nobody wants them. Why must Israel?

  8. They can move to Libya.

  9. Make them wander the desert.

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