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Has anyone confirmed Egypt's [cover?] story that they are building a walled "logistical hub" (and not a displacement camp) next to Gaza? [closed]

There have been press reports (e.g. latest) that Egypt is clearing up and walling (with concrete slabs, about 5m tall judging from the pictures) an area of about 16 sq km next to their current border ...
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Have any Hamas officials ever opined in regard to Gaza-Sinai State (aka "Greater Gaza") proposal?

According to Al-Jazeera in 2017 Israel and the Trump administration worked on a deal that would see an establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and parts of Northern Sinai (possibly exceeding the ...
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Is Hala travel company acting on behalf of the Egyptian government?

Hala travel company, belonging to Ibrahim al-Argany, is taking care of transporting Palestinians from Gaza, charging rather exorbitant fees: Abu Muhammad, a Palestinian travel agent who works with ...
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Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

According to Reuters: CAIRO, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Egypt has sent about 40 tanks and armoured personnel carriers to northeastern Sinai within the past two weeks as part of a series of measures to bolster ...
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Indigeneous Palestinian population in Sinai

In 1982 the town of Rafah was split in two by the Israel-Egypt peace treaty: When Israel withdrew from the Sinai in 1982, Rafah was split into a Gazan part and an Egyptian part, dividing families, ...
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Aside the fear of a large number of Palestinians fleeing into Egypt, is there any other reason why it is against Israel occupying the southern border?

Egypt on Monday warned Israel that any attempt to reinstitute security control of the strip of land that separates the Gaza Strip and Egypt will result in a “serious threat” to relations between the ...
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Under the plan proposed by Egypt how much influence would the existing Hamas government have over the new government of experts?

It calls for an initial cease-fire of up to two weeks during which Palestinian militants would free 40 to 50 hostages, among them women, the sick and the elderly, in return for the release of 120-150 ...
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What gives Egypt the authority or leverage to act as a mediator between Hamas and Israel?

Egypt, which helped mediate between Hamas and Israel, confirmed the start time of the truce and that 13 hostages would be released in the afternoon, adding in statements from its state information ...
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Is there a precedent of the IMF augmenting a loan due to considerations made as a result of a war?

Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told Reuters on Friday that the IMF was “seriously considering” a possible augmentation of Egypt’s $3bn loan programme due to economic difficulties posed by the ...
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Did Hamas & PIJ manage to smuggle in substantial numbers of fully assembled rockets after 2014?

In 2014, the IDF gave a breakdown of their estimates of the Hamas rocket arsenal. Interestingly, in the 45km range rockets, the whole-piece smuggled ones dominated, but in the 75km range, it was ...
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Are people in other countries besides Egypt boycotting Western brands, as a result of the war in Gaza?

The New Arab wrote on Nov 3: Egyptian consumer goods have, in recent days, flourished as a direct result of a massive boycott campaign targeting the sales of Western products amid an ongoing Israeli ...
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Can the EU package aid through the IMF in exchange of political favors?

“European and some Gulf countries are trying to provide economic aid in order for Egypt to play a strong role in the humanitarian crisis,” Giuseppe Dentice, head of the MENA desk at the Centre for ...
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Is the requirement to accept refugees unconditional in international law, even in the case of a forced population transfer?

In a translation of a document allegedly leaked from the Israeli government the following claim appears: Israel should act to evacuate the civilian population [of Gaza] to Sinai. [...] and the return ...
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Why don't/can't Israel unilaterally return Gaza to Egypt?

Why don't/can't Israel unilaterally return Gaza to Egypt? Egypt would have very strong incentives to pacify Gaza since any rockets sent from Gaza would then be seen as act of war by Egypt and motivate ...
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Is there a country (apart from Israel) where all of its land neighboring countries consider it an enemy?

Are there any other instances in the world where a country is in a situation similar to Israel, where all its land neighboring countries consider it an enemy? While Israel does have peace treaties ...
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Why is the border between Gaza and Egypt closed? [closed]

Israel strategy of besieging Gaza would obviously not work if this 10km border was not strictly closed
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Why is the Gini coefficient of Egypt at the levels of Nordic countries?

The Gini coefficient of Egypt is about .3. This is about .02 or so away from the coefficient of countries like Finland, Sweden, etc. And for comparison, the USA is above Egypt by .04 points or so. So ...
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Why does Egypt spend so much on defense?

Egypt is one of the largest spenders in the defence sector in the Muslim world. They have only two theoretical adversaries in the region: (1) Israel and (2) Turkey. They have a peace treaty with ...
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What has the UAE gained by establishing diplomatic relations with Israel?

What has the UAE gained economically, strategically, and politically by establishing diplomatic relations with Israel that were impossible to gain otherwise? Why does the UAE believe that the outcome ...
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Did Saudi Arabia end up paying Egypt for Tiran and Sanafir islands?

Now that its been 5 years since the transfer of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, its a bit unclear how much money ended up being transferred between the two countries. In 2016, it was ...
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How did Turkish media change their tune on al-Sisi (allegedly) in lockstep with the new Turkish foreign policy on Egypt?

It's fairly well known that government/AKP-aligned actors have taken an increased share of control of Turkish media, be it directly through acquisitions or through advertisement revenue. I'm curious ...
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Why is the Trump wall more expensive than the Egypt-Israel barrier?

Numerous sources suggest the Egypt-Israel barrier cost about US $3m per mile when it was built in 2010-2013, and another 2% of that amount per year to maintain (wiki, Homeland Security report). ...
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Why doesn't Gaza become Egypt? [duplicate]

It seems to me as feasible for Gaza to become part of Egypt as they share the same language, culture, and religion. In turn, Egypt would assume responsibility to control tendencies to attack Israel ...
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Does Egypt have the right to attack the Ethiopian dam? [closed]

Reading about the ownership of the dam, found that the control and final say on any projects on the dam belongs to Egypt. Does this give Egypt the right to attack the Ethiopian dam? https://en.m....
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Why is Egypt not able to stop the building of a dam in Ethiopia?

I was watching this video. This video portrays Egypt as a victim of the dam built by Ethiopia. Egypt is a regional power with arguably the strongest military in Africa. It is also well-connected to ...
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Does the talent or luck of Egypt's political leaders explain why Egypt hasn't experienced a 1917 like the one experienced by the Russian Empire? [closed]

We will return to the question of the title, and it is the primary question, but I would like to begin the train of thought with a somewhat different question: Was it negligent for Jewish people to ...
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Why is the Egyptian government building a new capital instead of modernizing and fixing Cairo?

Egypt is building a new capital 45 km away from Cairo. Why is the Egyptian government building a new capital instead of modernizing and fixing Cairo? Is it because the government wants to embezzle ...
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Why did Egypt start the blockade of the Gaza Strip?

I would think that Egypt had more in common with the Palestinian people than Israel, since both Egypt and Palestinians are mostly Sunni Muslims. Why did Egypt start the blockade of the Gaza Strip, ...
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Can the imprisoned Egypt presidential candidate Ahmed Konsowa be on the ballot? What is the law applying to him?

I found a tweet by POMED (Project on Middle East Democracy) that shares an image whose title is: Dropping like flies: Sisi's purge of potential candidates in Egypt's presidential "election":...
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How popular is the idea of building a nuclear power plant in Egypt?

It just crossed my news feed that Egyptian President el-Sisi finalized the deal with Putin to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant. In the last several years, there was a notable drop (e.g. in USA)...
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Why does the upper class of Egypt dislike Hamas?

The Palestinian Islamic resistance group, which is popularly known as ‘Hamas’, is originally rooted from Muslim brotherhood. Though brotherhood was banned by the government of Egypt, but it has spread ...
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Why is Egypt transferring the control of two islands to Saudi Arabia?

Why is Egypt transferring the control of two islands to Saudi Arabia? (See here.)
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Why did the US approval rating in Egypt tank massively since 2006?

According to PewGlobal the US approval rating in Egypt went from 30% in 2006 to 10% in 2014. Why did so many Egyptians change their opinions about the US?
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What will Egypt use its Rafale fighter aircraft for?

Egypt has just bought 24 Rafale fighter planes. What kind of threats can these top-notch weapon help Egypt with? (in particular, threats that less sophisticated weapons would not have been able to ...
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What was the political status of Egypt during World War II?

Apparently, Britain "officially" granted Egypt its independence as early as 1922. On the other hand, British forces basically occupied Egypt and defended it against the Italians and Rommel during ...
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Does it make sense for Jordan & Egypt to annex Gaza and the West Bank?

This might be a dumb question, but is it a viable solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict for Jordan and Egypt to respectively annex the West Bank and Gaza Strip as they did in '48?
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What is the punishment for theft in Egypt?

I've read that the punishment is to cut the thief's right hand off, but others say that's not true. I'm not able to find much information on this either.
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How can I promote human rights petitions to the UN?

How can I promote petitions about corruption and human rights violations in Egypt to the UN Human Rights Council?
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Why did Mohammed Morsi get thrown out of office

What made the Egyptian Military want to throw Mohammed Morsi out of office.
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