The Sinai Bedouins: An Enemy of Egypt's Own Making
Apr 1, 2018 | 13:20 GMT
- Egypt historically has had an uneasy relationship with the Bedouins of the Sinai Peninsula.
- Despite their reputation in Egypt as a lawless people, the Bedouins coexisted peacefully with Israeli rule from the time of the Six-Day War in 1967 to the implementation of the Camp David Accords in 1982.
- Unless the Egyptian government follows through on its promises to develop the northern Sinai, the area's Bedouin population will continue to depend on illegal activities such as smuggling to make a living.