Representatives of various Palestinian armed factions leave after holding a news conference to condemn the decision of an Egyptian court that banned Hamas' armed wing, in Gaza City February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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In a statement read by a masked gunman, 10 armed Palestinian factions Thursday jointly condemned an Egyptian decision to list the military wing of the Islamist group Hamas as a terrorist organization.An Egyptian court last week banned the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, in line with a crackdown by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is an offshoot.Hamas, which has controlled Gaza since 2007, has denied providing any logistical, military or other assistance to groups fighting Egyptian troops.
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