Hamas Hopes Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Will Help Them “Return Home”
Hamas terrorists prayed with their guns today after Mohammed Morsi won the Egyptian presidential election.
Palestinian Hamas militants pray in the street as they celebrate in Gaza City after Islamist Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt’s first democratic president June 24, 2012. Morsy’s win was hailed by Hamas, the Islamist group governing Gaza and which is locked in a power-struggle with the West Bank-based, U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
Hamas celebrated Muslim Brotherhood’s election win today saying Mohammed Morsi will help them with their cause. Hamas said Morsi will help them “return home.”
The Gaza Strip’s governing Hamas on Sunday welcomed the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s presidential vote, saying its ideological ally’s success would help the Palestinian cause.
The impoverished enclave burst into celebration upon hearing that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy had won elections held after former president Hosni Mubarak fell to a people’s revolt last year.
Locked in a long power-struggle with its secular Palestinian rivals, Hamas had a mixed relationship with the previous, U.S.-aligned Egyptian president, who supported Israel’s blockade on Gaza.
“We will look to Egypt to play a big, leading role, a historic role, regarding the Palestinian cause, in helping the Palestinian nation get freedom, return home, and totally end the Gaza siege,” Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas government, told Reuters Television.