Hamas accused Fatah of trying to influence the Egyptian media against the Islamic Resistance Movement, in a press conference on Tuesday.
Hamas officials read out documents at the conference in Gaza, which they claim link President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to allegations that Fatah is leading a committee to “demonise Hamas and the Gaza Strip in Egypt.”
Hamas alleged that Abbas is being aided in this campaign by various security apparatuses in Ramallah.
“We urge the Egyptian authorities to take this seriously,” a speaker at the conference said.
The documents published by Hamas include correspondence “containing false news that is fed to the Egyptian press to link Hamas to the recent unrest in Egypt.”
One of the documents was an alleged letter to a Palestinian diplomat in Cairo informing him that “a media cell will contribute to making news,” and would be formed based on recommendations by security apparatuses. They said the point of the news would be to “embarrass” Hamas and show its involvement in Egyptian affairs.
They also said that the goal of the news was to demonstrate that Hamas had intentions and conducted activities in support the Muslim Brotherhood.
Another alleged document includes suggestions for a news piece that would state that Brotherhood figures are running terrorist operations in Egypt from a hotel in Gaza, aided by Hamas, they said.
The party claimed that in another document marked “extremely confidential”, a security official discusses the possibility of using grenades carrying the Ezz El-Din Al-Qassam Brigades’ stamp to link Hamas to the deadly Republican Guards clashes earlier this month.