The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal


Sisi: abbas

(Photo via Cairo Post)

Initially published in Al-Monitor

A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza Strip and create a state. It was also claimed that the Palestinian president had rejected the Egyptian offer.

In fact, the claim is a farce — it never existed. Anyone with a basic understanding of the Egyptian psyche and current dynamics will reach this same conclusion. The proposal, however, reflects the new reality that has emerged after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza that ended with an open-ended cease-fire deal. This inconclusive end of the war highlights a new reality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is characterized by no peace, no victory and no guarantees for any long-term period of calm. Within this atmosphere of uncertainty, everyone is bound to feel stuck, and rumors can be considered legible.

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1 Response to The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

  1. nervana111 says:

    Reblogged this on Nervana and commented:

    As the myth of an Egyptian proposal to create a Palestinian State on part of sinai has resurfaced, I re-blog my post on why this proposal is baseless and impossible to happen. Enjoy..


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