Report: Israel Plots to Separate Sinai Desert from Egypt
News number: 9107122108 16:45 | 2012-11-26
TEHRAN (FNA)- Israel is exercising a new plot to completely Judaize the
Sinai desert and separate it from Egypt, an Egyptian media report said.
Newly obtained documents show that the purchase of Sinai lands by Israeli
Arabs who had a Palestinian nationality in 1948 is considerably on the rise
replacing others who bear a non-Israeli citizenship, the Al-Fajr news
The selling of Sinai lands to the Israeli citizens takes place at a time
when Egyptian citizens themselves are prevented from buying them on
different false pretexts posed by the Egyptian government, the report quoted
Egyptian pundits as saying.
The same sources said that Israel is pursuing two objectives by pushing its
Arab citizens to the Sinai desert; firstly, to separate the desert from
Egypt in order to obviate its security concerns caused after Egyptian
revolution on January 25, and secondly, to get rid of its Arab population
who have settled in Israel since 1948.
The Israeli military occupied Sinai during its Six-Day war with Arab states
in June 1967.
By 1982, all of the Sinai was returned to Egypt. The central government
divided the Sinai desert into two governorates, North Sinai with al-Arish as
its capital and the South Sinai with At-Tur as its capital.
Israeli has long been pursuing a Judaization plot to change the identity of
the region. Ever since the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel has been increasingly
exercising its Judaization scenario all across the occupied lands in
Palestine and the Golan Heights (in Syria).
Last year, Israel's inner cabinet decided to speed up construction of homes
for Jews in Arab East Quds (Jerusalem) and in other nearby settlements to
punish the Palestinians for winning membership in the UN cultural agency,
Since then, Israel has issued announcements for the construction of 2,057
new homes in Arab East Quds and 1,241 in the West Bank, official figures
At least 200,000 Israelis live in a dozen settlement neighborhoods in East
Quds (Jerusalem), which was captured by Israel in 1967 and annexed in an
aggressive move never recognized internationally.