Egyptian Commander of the Third Field Army, Major General Osama Askar, accused the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip of smuggling missiles to members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.Askar claimed that the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, smuggled Grad missiles to fighters of the Muslim Brotherhood to use them in attacks against the Egyptian army and people, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported.
He added that Grad missiles located by the Egyptian army in Suez this week are the same type used by the Al-Qassam Brigades.
On its part, the Hamas movement denied any connection with the located missiles, and stated that it does not interfere into internal Egyptian affairs.
Hamas supports the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and stands against the removal of Egypt’s deposed President, Mohammad Morsi.
Some Hamas leaders were vocal against the removal of Morsi, while other political leaders said that Hamas should not be part of what is going on in Egypt.