Egypt court bans all activities by Hamas

Palestinian Hamas policemen march during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City on January 29, 2014.

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

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