[IMRA: Israel is just now completing a separation wall on its side of the
border with Egyptian Sinai]
Egyptian Media Reveal US-Israeli Plan to Build Separation Wall in Sinai
News number: 9107131611 16:19 | 2012-12-30
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Egyptian media on Sunday disclosed that the US and Israel
plan to build a wall of separation in the Sinai region to further strengthen
the Zionist regime's security.
The Egyptian daily, al-Watan, quoted an informed source as saying that a
group of American experts have leveled off the bordering areas in Rafah city
in the North to the city of Taba in the South and parallel to the borders of
the occupied Palestinian lands, drew the needed sketches for constructing a
200-km-long wall of separation and worked out a plan to evacuate the people
from the region.
According to the source, the plan has been devised to guarantee Israel's
security and separating a part of the border to control and monitor the
area, prevent missile attacks against Israel and deploy modern systems in
the region to confront the dangers posing Israel.
The plan which will be implemented after convincing the Egyptian officials
and it requires forced displacement of residents in the region
Earlier reports also said that Israel is exercising a new plot to completely
Judaize the Sinai desert and separate it from Egypt.
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
website reported in November.
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.