Egypt investigates hundreds of nationals for Hamas ties?

Security sources in Cairo said Feb. 8 that hundreds of Egyptian nationals who have returned from the Gaza Strip over the past three days are under investigation following claims they were trying to join Hamas. The Egyptians were reportedly members of fundamentalist groups who entered the Palestinian territories after the toppling of the Gaza border fence on Jan. 23 to join Hamas and fight against the Israeli occupation. The sources said Hamas asked them to return to Egypt. The sources told Reuters news agency that 600 Egyptians were seized, but women and children were allowed to return to their homes. (Ma’an News Agency, Feb. 8)

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