Egypt accuses Hamas of hand in chief prosecutor’s assassination
Egyptian interior minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar revealed Sunday that 13 Muslim Brotherhood operatives had fled to Turkey after the assassination of chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat last June, for which “Hamas trained, prepared and oversaw implementation” in the Gaza Strip. Barakat was killed by a massive bombing outside his home. Dozens of people have been arrested. Egyptian intelligence had intercepted electronic messages between Gaza and Cairo concerning the crime.
Hamas immediately denied the accusations. DEBKAfile: The Muslim Brotherhood has maintained a secret base in the Gaza Strip for more than a year for subversive operations against the Sisi regime and clandestine ties with the Sinai branch of the Islamic State.