The Islamist movement Hamas today denied having sent militants from the Gaza Strip to Egypt in 2011, in the early days of the revolution of the neighboring country, with the help of Islamist Mohamed Mursi and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group.
In a trial against Mursi, his predecessor, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, declared this week in Cairo that the chief of Egyptian intelligence services at the time, Omar Suleiman, informed him that 800 armed people had entered Egypt in January. of 2011 through tunnels on the Gaza border.
This group, according to Mubarak, entered Egypt to "collaborate with the Muslim Brotherhood and create chaos" during the January 25 revolution.
Hamas, which governs de facto in Gaza since it took control of its control by force in 2007, rejected in a statement Mubarak's accusation of having sent its militants "to release Palestinian, Egyptian and Arab prisoners from Egyptian prisons during the revolution".
And he said that "Hamas, while deploying the insistence of some parties to involve the Palestinian movement in the internal affairs of Egypt, reiterates its commitment to its policy of not intervening in the internal affairs of other countries, including Egypt."
The Islamist movement, on the other hand, condemned yesterday's attack on a tourist bus in the Egyptian town of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, which left four dead and a dozen wounded.