There used to be a time that Egyptian leftistts trusted the judicairy. That time has passed. The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Saturday ruled Hamas a terrorist organisation, a month after the group's military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, was also designated a terror group by the same court.
The verdict resulted from two separate private suits filed by Samir
Sabry and Ashraf Said, both lawyers, against the de facto rulers of the
The relationship between Egypt's authorities and the Islamist
resistance group has soured since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s
Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestinian sister organisation.