Isra al-Modallal, the first female appointed as Hamas spokesperson who was assigned to the post in the beginning of November, said she was unsatisfied about former President Mohamed Morsy’s takeover.
“When I went to Egypt under Morsy’s rule, there was not security. There was thuggery. There was not a single policeman. Personally, I was unsatisfied about him reaching power. The government of Gaza might differ with me on this,” al-Modallal told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Hamas is widely believed to be the Palestinian extension on the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsy belongs.
“It’s hard to bring someone who was not in power to become president. Moreover, he appointed Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as defense minister. Didn’t he realize history of Sisi, who was brought up on ideas of Gamal Abdel Nasser and military approach,” she added.
Nonetheless, al-Modallal expressed her rejection toward violations and detentions against the Muslim Brotherhood, describing Morsy’s removal in July as a “clear military coup.”
Regarding her selection to the post, despite no affiliation to Hamas, Modallal said, “I do not belong to Hamas or any other political faction. I don’t believe in political parties. However, I respect all Palestinian parties. I’m a Palestinian refugee. My mission is to convey the Palestinian cause to the world.”
She also added that she would have accepted a similar post with Fatah, if proposed.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm