Hamas Is Not A Terrorist Organization: Witch-hunted By The Sissi Regime On Israel's Behalf
13 March 2014
In a relentless effort to undermine Hamas, the
Palestinian Islamic liberation organization, Fatah,
the political party of Mahmoud Abbas, the Chairman of
the Palestinian Authority (PA), has been trying
unceasingly to turn the military coup authority in
Cairo against the legitimate government in Gaza.
According to reliable data that has been accumulating
for the past six months, Fatah operatives have
employed every conceivable lie and every piece of
disinformation to incite the Sissi junta against Hamas.
The disinformation campaign is based on the
scandalously mendacious assumption that Hamas is
involved in the internal insurrection facing the
military authorities in Cairo ever since the 30-June
Both the Sissi regime's intelligence and Fatah
leadership do know that Hamas is totally innocent of
all the concocted "intelligence" reports and other
insinuations and innuendos fabricated by Fatah.
Indeed, the Egyptian authorities are yet to produce
any piece of credible evidence indicting Hamas. Yes,
some suspects have been arrested but these suspects
turned out to be agents of the PA and had absolutely
nothing to do with Hamas.
Now, Fatah is instigating the Cairo junta to declare
Hamas a terrorist organization. Fatah is hoping that
such a measure by Cairo would further narrow Hamas
horizons and might eventually precipitate unrest in
the Gaza Strip.
To be sure, Fatah had used a variety of cheap tactics
to unsettle Hamas and force it to agree to return the
coastal enclave to the status quo ante, when various
Fatah militias, including that of Muhammad Dahlan,
spread chaos, insecurity, corruption and even
promiscuity. (See for example David Hirst's
investigative article in the Guardian in 1999
'Shameful in Gaza,' " - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!
Hamas has always said and continues to say it doesn't
and will not interfere in the internal affairs of Arab
countries. Even in Syria, where the manifestly
murderous sectarian regime of Bashar el-Assad has been
slaughtering his own people en masse for three
consecutive years, Hamas has adopted more or less a
neutral position, which made the movement incur a
barrage of scathing criticisms from several quarters.
But Hamas cannot and will not commit blaspheme and
apostasy by embracing a regime that claims to be
trying to liberate Palestine and destroy Israel by
dropping cluster bombs on women and children waiting
in long queues outside bakeries in Halab and Hama and
other Syrian cities.
The same thing can be said about Hamas's stance toward
the Egyptian crisis. True Hamas cannot and doesn't
speak for 90 million Egyptians. Hamas cannot tell the
people of Egypt which political party they ought to
elect or whom to elect as their president. This is
none of Hamas's business. In the final analysis, Hamas
is too small and too weak to intervene or interfere in
However, this doesn't mean that Hamas should give
legitimacy or bless the pornographic massacres
committed by the Sissi gang against his own people at
Rabaa and Nahda and the streets of Egypt.
Hamas, like honest people all over the globe, will not
commit a moral suicide by supporting an expressly
fascist regime that all signs indicate is at Israel's
beck and call.
More to the point, Hamas has no interest whatsoever in
antagonizing Egypt, irrespective of which government
rules in Cairo. The Gaza Strip is too dependent on
Egypt to alienate any regime in Cairo.
This leaves us with the logical conclusion that the
Egyptian regime, which lacks any legitimacy save the
legitimacy of the fait accompli, is punishing Hamas
out of ideological vengeance, e.g. because of the
group's Islamic ideology and historical bonds with the
Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and most authentic
Sunni Islamic movement in the Arab world, now being
hysterically witch-hunted by the Sissi regime on
This is not a pro-Ikhwan propaganda. We, who live in
occupied Palestine, do read and watch the Israeli
media and we know the deep Israeli infatuation with
Abdul Fatah Sissi for "doing the job on Israel's
It is no secret that the charlatan general is being
celebrated in Israel for carrying out a bloody coup
against a democratically-elected President who refused
to give Israel a green light to gang up on the
Palestinians and who effectively created a linkage
between Egyptian compliance with the Camp David peace
treaty with Israel on the one hand and Israeli
behaviors toward the Palestinians on the other.
In light, there is no doubt that any vindictive
measure by the Egyptian "courts," which we all know
act as a rubber stamp in the hands of the virulent
Sissi regime, would be done in the service of Israeli
interests, probably in the hope that such a treachery
would prompt the American Jewish lobby, which tightly
controls Congress, to issue a certificate of good
conduct for the failing regime that is morphing Egypt
into a failed state.
But the free men and women of the world as well as the
Egyptian, Arab and Muslim masses are closely watching
the unethical, indeed the treasonous conduct of Sissi
and his nefarious regime. It is hoped that this
treason which is taking place in broad daylight will
accelerate the process of consigning this regime to
the dustbin of history.
Khalid Amayreh is an
American-educated journalist living in the Hebron
region of the West Bank.