As would be expected, Hamas is the Gaza branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

(IPT) — Hamas saluted the Muslim Brotherhood’s strong showing in the first round of Egyptian elections, where it won approximately 37% of the ballots cast. The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parties in Egypt, as well as Islamist successes in Morocco and Tunisia, may strongly affect the balance of power in the region.

“It is a very good result. . . it will mean more and more support for Palestinian issues,”said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum, about the Egyptian election result. “The relationship of the next regime in Egypt with the Palestinians will be very good.” The Hamas representative also praised “Islamic gains in Tunisia” and “served notice to the West that its attempts to politically marginalize Islam were failing.”

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