An Egyptian court on 28 February 2015 listed the Palestinian group, Hamas as a terrorist organisation. Hamas is accused of meddling into the country’s internal affairs and supporting insurgents in Sinai Peninsula.
The Judge el-Sayed of the Court for Urgent Matters said Hamas had targeted both civilians and security forces inside the Sinai Peninsula and the group aimed to harm the country.
This ruling came just few days after Egypt adopted a new anti-terrorism law that allows authorities to close the premises of any declared terrorist organisation and freeze its assets as well as those of its members.
Earlier in 31 January 2015, a different court of Egypt labeled the armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, as a terrorist group.