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Om egypternes begynnende demokrati gav en blandede følelser, hjelper det neppe å se dette AFP-fotoet av Hamas-tilhengere som feirer egypternes valg av Muhammed Morsi — en mann tilhørende Det muslimske brorskapet, som Hamas selv er en slags spin-off av.

Senior Hamas official Mahmud Zahar told AFP that the victory was «a historic moment and a new era in the history of Egypt,» as Gazans cheered and fired volleys of celebratory gunfire in the streets of the Palestinian territory.

The Hamas Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip has long-standing ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, and grew from the Egyptian organisation that saw its candidate win 51.73 percent of the vote to defeat ex-prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.

 

Hamas praises Morsi Egypt win, Gaza celebrates