Yesterday, Egypt’s military announced it had killed 16 militants in North Sinai. It was the culmination of a three-month military operation that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced last year in late November after an ISIS affiliate attacked a mosque in North Sinai, killing over 300 worshippers there. President el-Sisi is a former military general who is running for reelection as president next month. He says he is the only Egyptian who can restore Egypt’s security. El-Sisi previously had been Minister of Defence and thus the head of all of Egypt’s military forces.
The North Sinai belongs to Egypt. It has been in turmoil for years due to radical Muslim insurgents. I contend that Egypt doesn’t need to keep this region and should use it in a bartering arrangement to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I made this suggestion 28 years ago in my book Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia (1990). This book is more relevant than it has ever been as events in this area of the world continue to transpire in the direction that I lay out in my book, which is based on Bible prophecy. Yes, I believe there are about ten Old Testament texts which indicate there is going to be a Palestinian state, that it will be located only in the coastal plain as a replica of ancient Philistia, that Israel will keep all of the West Bank, and that Palestinians are genetically linked to the ancient Philistines more than any other people group.Also read “More ISIS Turmoil in the North Sinai.”