Muslim Brotherhood threatens to cancel peace with Israel
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Muslim Brotherhood threatens to cancel peace with Israel

NEW YORK (JTA) — A leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said any post-Mubarak government should dissolve its peace treaty with Israel. 

"After President Mubarak steps down and a provisional government is formed, there is a need to dissolve the peace treaty with Israel," Rashad al-Bayoumi, a deputy leader of the movement, told a Japanese television station, according to a report in The Washington Times. 

The Muslim Brotherhood is outlawed in Egypt and is the inspiration for Hamas, the Palestinian resistance group that the United States and Europe regard as a terrorist organization. Some Western leaders fear the fall of the Mubarak regime in Egypt could pave the way for the Brotherhood to assume significant political power.