Hamas supporters in Gaza cheer Egypt’s Brotherhood victory
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Monday welcomed the claim of a Muslim Brotherhood victory in Egypt’s presidential election, distributing sweets, praising God and expressing hope for a new era of warm relations between Gaza and Egypt.
Gaza, a small, densely populated territory, borders Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The strip’s ruling terrorist Hamas group is a local offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and draws inspiration from the Egyptian organization.
As the Brotherhood claimed victory early Monday in Cairo, dozens of drivers in Gaza City honked their horns and decorated their cars with Palestinian and Egyptian flags, green Hamas banners and posters of Egypt’s Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi. (...)