Turkish media is reporting that senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has offered condolences to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood over the death of Gomaa Amin who is said to have died on Saturday. According to a Worldbulletin News report, Amin was the organization’s deputy leader although other reports had in the past identified him as the acting Supreme Guide:
January 20, 2015 Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has offered condolences to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood over the death of deputy leader Gomaa Amin, who passed away on Saturday.
In a statement, Haniyeh paid tribute to Amin’s support for the Gaza Strip and his visit to the blockaded territory following an Israeli offensive in 2012.
Amin, the Deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, died in British capital London on Saturday at the age of 81.
Amin had left Cairo to London two months before the army ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi in mid-2013 following massive protests against his administration.
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The GMBDW reported in August 2013 that Gomaa Amin had been made the new head of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and was living at an unknown address in London.
In September 2014, we discussed an article looking at the implications for the Egyptian Brotherhood of its choice of Amin as acting Supreme Guide.