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November 7, 2014 12:25 am

Israel Grants Egypt Permission to Deploy More Military Forces in Sinai

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A map of the Sinai Peninsula. Photo: Kaidor via Wikimedia Commons.

Jerusalem Post – Israel has permitted Egypt to send two additional infantry battalions as well as a fleet of attack helicopters into the Sinai Peninsula as part of its campaign to root out Islamist jihadists, Army Radio reported on Thursday.

Since the Sinai is to be a largely demilitarized zone as per the terms of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, Cairo must procure Jerusalem’s consent to any deployment of additional forces in the area.

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