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Ghazi Hamad – Hamas Deputy Foreign Minister

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 06 July 2012

The election of a Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi as president of Egypt will have an impact not only on Egypt but also elsewhere in the Middle East.

Nowhere more so perhaps than in Gaza.

There, Hamas, which is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, has ruled for five years.

Zeinab Badawi speaks to Ghazi Hamad, deputy foreign minister for Hamas in Gaza.

At loggerheads with the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank and viewed by Israel as a terrorist organisation, will the new dynamics of power in Egypt better serve the cause of peace and reconciliation in the Middle East or merely exacerbate the tensions?

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