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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:27 PM

Hamas welcomes self-declared Morsy win in Egypt

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH 06/18/2012 18:21 Islamist group expresses hope of change in Egypt's policy towards Hamas after Muslim Brotherhood candidate declares victory.
JPost.com Middle East
Hamas welcomes self-declared Morsy win in Egypt By KHALED ABU TOAMEH 06/18/2012 18:21 Islamist group expresses hope of change in Egypt's policy towards Hamas after Muslim Brotherhood candidate declares victory. Photo: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem Hamas leaders Monday welcomed the self-declared victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy in the presidential election and expressed hope that he would change Egypt’s policy toward the Islamist movement.

Shortly after Morsy appeared on TV to claim victory in the presidential election, hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in the Gaza Strip to celebrate his victory, eyewitnesses reported.

Related: Egypt court orders dissolution of lower parliamentCalls to boycott get louder on eve of Egypt voteThey said that Palestinians distributed sweets and marched in the streets, carrying large posters of Morsy and chanting slogans in favor of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood organization.

Palestinians said that Morsy’s victory was a “gift” to Hamas and a blow to its rivals in the Palestinian Authority, whose representatives in Ramallah did not comment on the election


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