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August 21, 2012 8:55 am

Israel Tells Egypt to Remove its Tanks From Sinai

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IDF Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Benjamin Gantz's Photo: IDF Spokespersons Office.

Times of Israel – Israel has told Egypt that it must remove its tanks from the Sinai Peninsula because their continued presence violates the peace agreement between the two countries.

The message was sent via the White House in an effort to give the warning added weight and to bridge the shaky relationship between Israeli and Egyptian security forces, Maariv reported on Tuesday. Israel was protesting the ongoing increase in military presence, which has been going ahead without coordination with Jerusalem.

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