Dec. 26 - Gaza's top political leader Ismail Haniyeh visits the headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
A warm welcome as Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh arrives at the Muslim Brotherhood Headquater in Cairo. Haniyeh is on his first regional tour since change swept the Arab world. He is lobbying for support for Hamas. At a news confeercne the two leaders spoke of common cause. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD LEADER, MOHAMMED BADEI, SAYING: "Your highness Mr Prime Minister, our brothers, Ismail Haniyeh and his accompanying delegations -- you are welcome to our country; you are welcome to our headquarters. The general centre of Muslim Brotherhood is paying attention all the time to the Palestinian issue as it pays attention to the issues of liberation all over the world." (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) GAZA LEADER, ISMAIL HANIYEH, SAYING: "The Islamic resistance movement of Hamas, by definition is, a jihadist movement by the Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinian on the surface, Islamic at its core and its goal is liberation." An aide said Haniyeh's trip will also include stops in Tunisia, Bahrain and Turkey. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters