Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza, but apparently the parent organization in Egyptian has let some of its people killing skills lapse. It still has its own terrorist groups, like the Islamic Group, but apparently being full-time terrorists makes you more qualified to train the terrorists of tomorrow.
The Hamas Islamist group ruling Gaza has been teaching Egyptian Islamists how to plant bombs in cars, Egyptian state television said on Thursday.
Hamas also gave 400 landmines to an Egyptian militant groups, said the television. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
“Security authorities have learned that the military wing of the Hamas movement trained several people to undertake car bombing operations and trained various others to make explosives,” said a presenter on state television.
“The military wing of the Hamas movement provided various Salafi jihadists and also other religious currents with 400 landmines. The security apparatus documented this and they will be arrested.”
Publicly at least, Hamas is trying to get on the new Egyptian government’s good side.
The Hamas Islamist group ruling Gaza sought to ease tensions with Cairo on Wednesday by ordering Muslim preachers to mute their criticism of the Egyptian government over what some of the clerics have called its war on Islam.
“Preachers should avoid speaking of the internal affairs of Egypt and focus on our Palestinian national issues and our struggle for the liberation of our land and the freedom of our prisoners (held by Israel),” said Ismail Rudwan, the Hamas-appointed religious affairs minister in Gaza.
Privately though it appears that nothing has changed.