Egypt: Security and Economic Developments in Sinai

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Haitham Ghoneim

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The seventh month of the Egyptian Army’s comprehensive military operation “Sinai 2018” is characterized by the return of the old guard to the scene. Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has recently appointed Maj. General Mohamed Abdul Fadel Shousha as governor of North Sinai. Shousha, whose Ph.D. thesis was about development of Sinai, was a governor of North Sinai in 2008, and had a very bad reputation among the Sinai tribesmen. Also, Maj. General Mamdouh Abu-Zaid was appointed as director of the North Sinai Governorate Investigations Dept. He had served as Criminal Investigation Officer and Inspector General of the Governorate before the January 2011 Revolution. He also had a bad reputation because of his bad rights record and the violations against the Sinai people.

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