Sinai between ‘Deal of the Century’ and MBS plans

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem

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None of the military personnel that participated in repelling the tripartite aggression on Egypt in 1956 or the Six Day War (1967), known as the Naksa (setback) or even the October 1973 War – none of them has ever imagined that in April 2016, head of the Egyptian regime, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, would announce waiver of Egypt’s sovereignty over the Tiran and Sanafir Red Sea islands to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, turning the six-kilometer-wide Strait of Tiran (between the Egyptian mainland and Tiran Island) into an international waterway, an Israeli dream that has been achieved thanks to Tel Aviv’s new partners: Mohammed bin Salman and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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