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Report: Hamas Weakened by Leadership Change in Egypt, Qatar

July 4, 2013 1:50 pm 10 comments

Screen Shot from Meshal speech. Photo: Memri TV

Terror group Hamas will be weakened by this week’s “second revolution” in Egypt, as millions of Egyptians forced President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood from power, and by the inter-generational transfer of power in Qatar, where Hamas leadership has been based, Al-Monitor reported in two articles, citing unnamed officials and policy experts.

The Islamic Resistance Movement, known by its Arabic acronym Hamas, shares its ideology with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, although the two groups are not formally linked; with the Brotherhood’s loss of power, analysts believe Hamas will also suffer.

Al-Monitor referenced news reports that some 7,000 Hamas militants were thought to be in Egypt to support the Brotherhood, although Egyptian and Hamas officials denied those claims. Al-Monitor reported that, like Hezbollah, Hamas is accused in Egyptian courts of organizing the jailbreak of several senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including former president Muhamed Morsi, in 2011. Egyptians also believe that Hamas has ignited instability in Sinai, including the April abduction of Egyptian soldiers and officers, although Hamas denied involvement.

In Qatar, the transfer of power from Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to his son, Prince Tamim bin Hamad, could change the Islamic movement’s relationship with the country, where Khaled Meshall, Hamas’s political leader, has been based since departing Damascus, Syria, earlier this year.

Al-Monitor wrote: “Qatar has been an important refuge for Hamas during the movement’s critical times. It served as a temporary headquarters for its leadership abroad after it left Jordan, and currently serves as a base for some of its leaders after they broke ties with the Syrian regime. Furthermore, Qatar has provided financial support to the Gaza Strip, and was the first country to openly provide such support to the Hamas government in Gaza.”


  • Christian Chan SE ASIA

    Egypt has a very bleak future! Its too damn overcrowded and too many are very backward looking and not enough water

  • Christian Chan SE ASIA

    Growing up in China we were taught Islam is a TOTALTARIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM !We were shown photos of Allah found in Ancient Turkey and Lebanon that are 8000 years old ! Allah was just one of many ancient deities we were taught. Israel got its act together and is highly respected by all!


    “Itbach el Yahud!” is Arabic for “Slaughter the Jews!

    It’s true “Egyptians will never turn their backs on the Palestinians,” but cunning (not honor) is the motive. Nobody likes being stabbed in the back, and Middle East history teems with Palestinian uprisings everywhere they have been hosted. Like their brothers in Gaza and the West Bank, they are all Egyptians. But of all the Arab lands liberated by Britain from the Ottoman Turks, only Israel and its Jews is their target. Did young Robert Kennedy’s comments about how only Israel afforded Arabs a comfortable Middle Class (creating massive Arab immigration to Palestine) later cost him his life?

  • The history repeat it self god knows who you are mr morsi you are double face

  • the roblem is not religious, the problem is economic. Unless the new governament is able to solve Egypt’s economic problems the mobs will keep roaming the streets. Fascinating what is going on in the middle est, and in Europe, Muslims have conquered Europe they tried several times before and never succeeded but this time in a very subtle way they have inserted themselves in Europe without being assimilated. And Germany has conquered Europe economically. We are surely living interesting times… the Chinese say

  • Nothing could have weakened Hamas more than this call by Mahmoud Abbas, inspired by the fall of Morsi, asking the Gazans to overthrow Hamas.


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  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    The change in Egypt has also weakened the teflon US Pres. He was an early supporter of the muslim brotherhood (MB), and also affirmed mohammed morsi repeatedly. Over $2 BILLION in US taxpayer dollars was personally given to morsi via hillary/john kerry with NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Yet, when it comes to our ALLY-IN-CHIEF, ISRAEL, there are many stipulations. Obama, since Day 1 in office has been unabashedly PRO MUSLIM, and 6 high positions at the White House are filled by members oF the MB.
    Lest one forgets, hillary’s top aide, one huma abedin’s family fund and are members of the MB, and her mother founded the Sisterhood of the MB.
    Mitzrayim is another of this sitting US Pres’ mounting and escalating failures.

  • Very slick writing, but the truth is the Egyptian people will never turn their backs on matter what president or government is elected. Dream on!

    • The Egyptians are not the slightest bit interested in the “Palestinians”. The kulturkampf in Egypt is between the urban-dwelling progressives and the backward dwellers in the Egyptian countryside, where the western media dare not penetrate, as they are routinely accused of being “Israeli spies”. Egypt will never again be a great power in the Middle East, its economy was destroyed by Gamal Abd Al-Nasser and, if it embraces extremism, it will never recover. The only place I learn about WHY the Egyptian counter-revolution has erupted is here and in other Jewish sources, all the western media are strangely silent on the subject.

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