Egypt’s War on Terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula: Alliance with Tribes, Partnership with Israel?

Source: The Institute For National Security Studies
Author(s): Yoram Schweitzer, Ofir Winter

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Egypt’s failure in fighting the Salafi-jihadi terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula and its movement into other parts of the country had led to a new stage in the fight against terror, characterized by mobilizing Bedouin tribes in Sinai to fight the Sinai Province in return for improving the economic situation and infrastructure in Sinai. Egypt also has increased its security cooperation with Israel. While the alliance with the Bedouin tribes has been made public, the cooperation with Israel does not receive similar recognition, and the Egyptian official media even has accused Israel of aiding in the terror against Egypt. This means that the Egyptian security cooperation with Israel might be temporary and is liable to end as soon as the problem of terrorism in Sinai is eradicated…

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