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Egypt accuses Hamas of arresting Egyptians in Gaza

Published on Sep 1, 2013 6:05 AM

CAIRO, Qahirah (AFP) - Egypt's foreign ministry accused Gaza's Hamas rulers on Saturday of raiding an Egyptian cultural centre in the Palestinian enclave and detaining several Egyptians.

"The foreign ministry strongly condemns and denounces this irresponsible act and demands their release," it said of the Egyptians it claimed Hamas arrested on Saturday morning.

Questioned about the incident, the Palestinian Islamist group said a security investigation was taking place into a Palestinian from Gaza who has Egyptian citizenship.

"At this stage no decision to arrest him has been made," Hamas spokesman Ehab al-Ghossein told AFP.

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