Egypt–Give Up the Northern Sinai to the Palestinians!

Egypt's policy to contain the Northern Sinai Peninsula is not working. I think chaos in this region is going to continue and therefore become an even bigger headache for Egypt. Egypt will be better off if it initiates a deal with Israel and the Palestinians to forfeit the Northern Sinai--the region between the Gaza Strip and the Waid el Arish and several miles inland, probably to reach Beersheba and Kadesh-Barnea--in exchange for something that would benefit Egypt. Then let the Palestinians … [Read more...]

More Turmoil in the Lawless Northern Sinai Peninsula

Turmoil in Egypt's lawless Northern Sinai Peninsula continues to increase. To recount, late last year Islamic militants instigated a shootout in the Northern Sinai near the borders of Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai, killing 16 Egyptian soldiers. And early this year, there, militants abducted 7 Egyptian security personnel.Recently, on August 9 Israel conducted a drone strike into the Northern Sinai, having the apparent approval of the Egyptian military, which resulted in 6 Islamic … [Read more...]