Egyptian court rescinds 'terrorist' designation of Hamas

Published June 6th, 2015 - 12:00 GMT

An Egyptian court on Saturday annulled a lower court’s decision to consider Hamas a terrorist organization.

The final verdict was issued by an appellate court based on a petition by the Egyptian government.

“We welcome the verdict and consider it an important and positive step,” Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan told Anadolu Agency.

On Feb. 28, a lower Egyptian court had designated Hamas as a “terrorist” organization over claims that the group had carried out terrorist attacks in Egypt through tunnels linking the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip.

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