No surprise here. After all, Hamas identifies itself in its charter as the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine. “Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas seek to increase role in Egypt : Stratfor,” from International Business Times, January 29 (thanks to Mackie):
The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are collaborating and seeking to increase their roles in Egypt….
The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic opposition party in Egypt, is picking up the pieces left by President Hosni Mubarak’s police force by forming committees to protect public property. …
The Muslim Brotherhood is also supplying protesters with food and first aid.
Moreover, there are unconfirmed reports that as Egypt’s border with Palestine becomes unpatrolled, “Hamas armed men are entering into Egypt” and seeking collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hamas is a Palestinian/Islamic political/terrorist organization that was founded as an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“There is a great deal of concern building in Israel and the United States… [over] whether a political opening will be made for the Islamist organization in Egypt,” said Stratfor.