Hamas forces raid Egyptian community center in Gaza
Published Saturday 31/08/2013 (updated) 02/09/2013 10:16
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas security forces raided the offices of an Egyptian community center in Gaza City on Saturday.
An Egyptian official, who wished to remain anonymous, told Ma'an that Hamas forces detained all those present at the center and confiscated documents and computers.
The Egyptian community in Gaza released a statement several days ago expressing support for the Egyptian army's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.
The statement is likely the motive behind the raid, the Egyptian official said.
"This is irresponsible and dangerous behavior escalating tension with Egypt," he added.
The military, which overthrew Mursi after millions took to the streets on June 30 demanding that he resign, has come under mounting international pressure to swiftly install a civilian administration to oversee a rapid return to elected government.