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Egypt court bans all activities by Hamas

By Saad Abedine, CNN
March 4, 2014 -- Updated 2357 GMT (0757 HKT)
Palestinian Hamas policemen march during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City on January 29, 2014.
Palestinian Hamas policemen march during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City on January 29, 2014.

(CNN) -- A Cairo court has banned all activities by Hamas in Egypt, calling the Palestinian movement that runs Gaza a terrorist organization.

Hamas member Izzat Rashq denounced Tuesday's ruling by the Cairo circuit court as a "political decision aimed to undermine the Palestinian people and their valiant resistance."

Egypt in transition

Egypt's relations with the militant group have been on the decline since the military ousted former President Mohamed Morsy.

The nation's military government has been cracking down on Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.

Morsy, along with other members of the group, face prison-break charges stemming from a January 2011 uprising that toppled longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.

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