Hamas calls on Egypt to prove Gaza’s involvement in Alex bombing

The Islamist Hamas movement on Sunday called on Egyptian authorities to provide evidence  of the alleged involvement of the Gaza-based Army of Islam in the New Year's Eve Alexandria church bombing.

Early Sunday, Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adly announced that the Al-Qaeda-linked group was behind the suicide bombing that killed 24 Christians and wounded about 100 outside a church in Alexandria.

Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said it was ready to cooperate fully with Egyptian authorities if it provides compelling evidence for the group’s involvement in the attack.

In a press conference held in Gaza, Hamas spokesman Taher al-Nunu said his government was willing to cooperate with its Egyptian counterpart to identify the culprits behind the attack.

Meanwhile, he reiterated his assertion that the Gaza Strip is free of Al-Qaeda activists, and he assured that Palestinian organizations and resistance movements "point their weapons towards the Zionist enemy alone”.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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