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Egypt will give Saudi Arabia’s former «Israeli» Islands of Tiran and Sanafir

On Saturday, June 24, Egypt’s President Abd al-Fattah Al-Sisi approved the agreement on demarcation of Maritime boundary with Saudi Arabia.

The agreement, signed in 2016, provides for the transfer of the Kingdom of the Islands of Sanafir and the Tyrant in the Red sea. Earlier the agreement was approved by the parliamentary Commission on legislation and parliamentary Committee on security issues.

The agreement was outraged wide layers of Egyptian society, and became the subject of litigation. The Supreme administrative court made the decision according to which Sanafir and the Tyrant will remain Egyptian.

In the last days in Egypt did not stop the protests against this Treaty, in which were arrested more than fifty people.

The island of Tiran and Sanafir was briefly occupied by the Israeli army during the war of 1956, and then re-occupied in the six day war of 1967. After that they were held by the Israelis until 1982, and then was returned to Egypt under the camp David peace Treaty.

Currently the island is uninhabited, the island of Tiran is a small post of the mission of UN military observers. Part of the territory of the Islands mined since the Israeli occupation.

Egypt will give Saudi Arabia’s former «Israeli» Islands of Tiran and Sanafir 24.06.2017

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