Source: The Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies
Author(s): Michael Barak
In April 2016, the Egyptian government announced the signing of an agreement which transferred control of Tiran and Sanafir Islands from Egyptian to Saudi Arabian sovereignty. Since then, there has been heated debate around the issue on Egyptian social networking sites (SNS). On one side, the discourse is characterized by support for Egyptian President ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi and his foreign policy, with an emphasis on the importance of improving the relationship between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. On the other, it is characterized by serious opposition to the prospect of “forfeiting” Egyptian territory and a deep disgust with the al-Sisi regime and its alleged oppression of citizens….
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