Hamas denies Egypt 'infiltration' report
Published Saturday 16/06/2012 (updated) 17/06/2012 09:26
CAIRO (Ma'an) -- An Egyptian newspaper reported Saturday that Hamas-affiliated militants had infiltrated into Egypt in a bid to disturb the peace ahead of presidential runoff elections.
A Hamas official dismissed the report as baseless.
According to the Al-Shorouk newspaper, Egypt's national security service tapped phone calls between the supposed infiltrators and their supporters inside Egypt.
Accordingly, Egyptian army and police deployed on routes followed by the infiltrators, and tanks and machine guns have been deployed along with helicopters to monitor the area.
Hamas had earlier denied Egyptian accusations blaming the Islamist movement of involvement in unrest during the revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak's regime in 2011.
“These accusations are null and baseless especially at this sensitive stage as competitors for the presidency in Egypt are running media campaigns which reflect the great democratic change Egypt is witnessing,” a Hamas official said.