Only Egyptians born to Egyptian parents can own land, but proving where your great-grandparents are from is not easy given that Bedouins generally don’t have birth certificates or ID cards.
Prominent Sinai activist Eid al-Marezogy criticized Sisi’s “displacement and war crime decision” in a post on Facebook. He wrote, “This is the third decision of its kind, which is aimed at displacing the inhabitants of northern Sinai. This is similar to the decision of the buffer zone that stretches to a depth of 5 kilometers [3 miles] along the border with the Gaza Strip, resulting in the displacement of tens of thousands of residents of the cities of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid and surrounding villages, where farms and homes were destroyed.”
Operation CALUMET is Canada’s support to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). The MFO is an independent peacekeeping operation in the Sinai Peninsula. Canada has been in the MFO since September 1, 1985.
In the last few years hopes for the commercialization of hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean have dimmed as diplomatic and military tensions rise in the region along side the unending Syrian war