Hamas activists arrested in Cairo in probe of bomb blast that killed 20

Egypt’s General intelligence director Gen. Abbas Kamel is leading the investigation into suspicions that Hamas undercover agents were involved in setting up the Aug. 4 blast on a Cairo road that left 20 people dead and 47 injured. A vehicle packed with explosives crashed into three cars and exploded outside the National Cancer Institute, which along with other buildings was badly damaged by the blast.

The Egyptian government declared the major incident a terrorist attack, attributing it at first to the Hasm underground of the Muslim Brotherhood. When the horrific scale of the explosion came to light, Hamas issued a hasty statement disowning responsibility for planning or executing the crime.

However, DEBKAfile can report exclusively from its intelligence sources that on Wednesday, Aug. 8, the Egyptian inquiry took a new turn. Suspicion fell on Hamas intelligence agents operating in Cairo of involvement in the attack – or at least maintaining close ties with the perpetrators. Security officers thereupon began rounding up Hamas agents, including the high-ranking Sami Saleh.
If the Palestinian terrorist Hamas organization that rules the Gaza Strip is proved to have been implicated in the Cairo bombing, there will be broad repercussions. The El-Sisi regime’s attitude towards Hamas will be affected and it may lose its standing in one of the few Arab capitals willing to truck with the Palestinian extremists. This will bear on the Israel-Hamas ratio in view of Egypt’s proactive efforts as a go-between for achieving a truce in Gaza.

The timing of the Cairo atrocity may be significant. It occurred a few days after a senior Hamas delegation headed by its deputy chief Saleh Al-Arouri returned from Tehran after being received with full honors by high IRGC officials. Arouri has a permanent office in Beirut, from which he pulls the strings of the organization’s terrorist operations in the region, including Israel.

President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi delivered an unusual speech to the nation on Wednesday night in which he stressed that it is the duty of every Egyptian to back the government in its efforts to defeat the terrorists.

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15 thoughts on “Hamas activists arrested in Cairo in probe of bomb blast that killed 20

  • Aug 7, 2019 @ 22:22 at 22:22

    Hamas can be counted on One Thing, Inability to have any Success and known to be an Unreliable Partner. Now Egypt is a Victim and that won’t go well for Hamas later!

  • Aug 7, 2019 @ 23:01 at 23:01

    The “religion of peace”, lol

    • Aug 7, 2019 @ 23:06 at 23:06

      As seen, Iran’s Regime Proxies are Not Professional Reliable Partners with any Bold Future? Real Men & Women Train, Fight, & Succeed in Battle & Operations. Unlike Hamas & Iran Shiia Regime Sneaks Smacks of Pique! The Only Brave Mideast Pros that bring Victory in Battle are Kurd’s, Druze, & Israelis! They do Defense Right For Their Own Existence. While, Iran Tyrants must Hire Sad Unemployed Servants and This Explains Why Iran & Hamas Can’t Win?

  • Aug 8, 2019 @ 0:40 at 0:40

    Now is the time for IDF to help El-Sisi with the total annihilation of Hamas.
    But in exchange Egypt must accept back all Arab civilians forced by Arafat to jump from Egypt in Gaza and forgotten there since the Big Oslo Unspeakable Error of 1993.

  • Aug 8, 2019 @ 0:49 at 0:49


    Comical Egypt carried out only 44 executions in 2016, 35 in 2017, and 43 in 2018.
    No wonder the terrorists enjoy the good life in Egypt and multiply attacks.
    Egypt needs an iron fist.

    • Aug 8, 2019 @ 1:06 at 1:06

      Yasmine…This just means once it is all thought out and knowing America won’t be Towing Nor Stoking the Winds of War Anymore, The Gulf Arabs, Europe, Russia, China, India, and Japan now can see it Time to Come Together and Undermine the Iranian Regimes and Back Kurdish Iran, Armenia, Iraqi, Syria & Turkey’s Many Shiia, Sunni, & Christians with Iran’s Jewish Culture forming Independent Kurdistan that puts the Iranian Regime into Chaos, and Ends the Haman Hanging Regime as Threat while gaining a Reliable Kurdistan Fighting Partner & Removes Nuke Kooks with Israel Friendship for a Safer Mideast!

  • Aug 8, 2019 @ 1:22 at 1:22

    America Being a Businessman Again with his Own Guns & Ships, is Far Better Than a Solider, Policeman, and Hired Militiaman! At the same time, still being a Reliable Allied that Reciprocates Friendly Nation Known for Common Mutual Values!

  • Aug 8, 2019 @ 4:08 at 4:08

    If you lay with rabid dogs
    You will get rabies

  • Aug 8, 2019 @ 4:13 at 4:13

    If you lay with a sharrmuttah
    You will wake up with flees

  • Aug 8, 2019 @ 8:04 at 8:04

    USA, UK, & Israel Committed on “Operation Sentinel” Strait of Hormuz. Israel will provide Intelligence Support from Amos-17 to Secure the Waterway, from IRGC Attempts to Stop 20% Global Oil . Australia will join later, while EU, Japan, South Africa, China, India, Germany & France Fear to Protect their Own Ships! So much for Unreliable Allies!

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