Sunday, March 6, 2016

Egypt: Hamas linked to killing of prosecutor Hisham Baraka. On orders from Obama's friends the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt: Hamas linked to killing of prosecutor Hisham Barakat

Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat (file photo)Image copyrightAP
Image captionMr Barakat was killed in March 2015
Egypt has accused Palestinian Islamist group Hamas of involvement in the killing of Egypt's public prosecutor.
Hisham Barakat died in hospital after a bomb attack on his car in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis in March 2015.
The plot was "carried out on the orders of the Muslim Brotherhood in close coordination with Hamas", Egypt's interior minister said on Sunday.
Mr Barakat had sent thousands of Islamists for trial since the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Hamas has accused Egypt of collaborating with Israel to try to further isolate Gaza amid tension over Egypt's closures of the Rafah border crossing and its destruction of tunnels between Gaza and Egypt.
Burnt-out vehicles are seen at the site of a bomb attack that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who died hours after the powerful explosion hit his convoy, in the capital Cairo on 29 June 2015.Image copyrightAFP/Getty
Image captionOne of Mr Barakat's bodyguards said that the 2015 explosion had felt like an "earthquake"
"This plot was carried out on the orders of the Muslim Brotherhood... in close coordination with Hamas, which played a very important role in the assassination of the chief prosecutor from start to finish," Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar told reporters.
He said Hamas had provided explosives and training in Gaza. 
On Saturday six people were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassination.
Mr Barakat was the most senior state official murdered since the 2013 overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hundreds of Islamists have been sentenced to death or life imprisonment, as part of a crackdown on supporters of the banned group.
Interior Minister Magdy Abdel GhaffarImage copyrightAP
Image captionInterior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar described Mr Barakat's murder as a "very big conspiracy"

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