An Israeli TV station has reported that Muslim Brotherhood “representatives” traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the open border to meet with Hamas. The report gave no further details. This was not the first time Muslim Brothers had met with Hamas in Gaza. An early media report indicated that shortly after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives were present to review Hamas military formations. Last June, a Hamas journalist acknowledged the role that the “international Muslim Brotherhood” has played in providing funds for the purchase of weapons. As a recent post has discussed, Global Muslim Brotherhood groups from around the world have been organizing protests against Israeli actions in Gaza which the Israelis say are a response to repeated rocket fire from the territory into Israel. Both the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), a U.K umbrella group dominated by the Brotherhood, and the Union des organisations islamiques de France (UOIF), the French Muslim Brotherhood group, have joined the Brotherhood protest.
(Note: report no longer available online)