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El-Sisi denies claims he'll give Sinai land to Palestinians

Israeli media reported on Monday that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had promised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he'd give away parts of Sinai

Ahram Online, Monday 8 Sep 2014
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday denied reports from Israeli media that Egypt has promised to offer Palestinians land in the Sinai Peninsula.

In a speech to mark national teachers' day and which mostly dealt with education, El-Sisi stressed that no one can make such promises and that there is no room for talk about the matter.

Israeli media reported early Monday that El-Sisi had promised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he would give Palestinians land in Sinai.

The Palestinian presidency denied the allegations soon after the reports emerged.

Abbas arrived in Cairo on Saturday for a three-day visit to discuss actions to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Secretary General of the Palestinian presidency, Al-Tayeb Abdel-Rehim, also denied the allegations, according to Palestinian news agency Maan.

Rumours have surfaced in the last year that Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi had promised Palestinians parts of Sinai as terms of a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, sparking outrage among many Egyptians.

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neil
09-09-2014 02:39pm
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counter attack
it's time for Egypt/Palestinians/Arabs to hit back, at zionists constant attempts to claim all of palestine, by means of always putting muslim and christian majority countries on the defensive. It's time to throw this bombshell: Egypt recognizes Palestine as one state with equal rights of mobility, except for Tel Aviv as an 'autonomous region' (having concurrent powers with the central government, so that the jewish majority there has some control over immigration policy. The original Tel Aviv was a suburb of Jaffa, private property and not 'stolen'. Ever since, the vast majority of Eurasian Jews have lived there, and no where else in Palestine. Recognizing tel aviv as autonomous region will expose this fact. Hamas recognizing tel aviv as autonomous region would give hamas automatic legitimacy. Also, right of return again becomes an issue to negotiate.
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Egyptian-Canadian
09-09-2014 12:05am
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Giving away land to Palestine
On the same page Ahram Online..printed two articles one confirming and the other denying...well....the MEDIA MUST BE MORE RESPONSIBLE THAN THAT...it is not only reporting news it has to be truthful and accurate...EGYPT is going through very hard times politically and the Media should show more responsibility than to become a tabloid news maker..This news is catastrophic for Egypt. TO THE EGYPTIAN MEDIA: Please support Egypt & El Sissi & and the Egyptian people...honestly
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Salah Abdul Hakam, Asyout
08-09-2014 08:17pm
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Egyptians fear Sissi, he do anything he wants
Probably he is the only man inthe country.
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Farhan
08-09-2014 07:05pm
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I hate Sisi and I believe these kind of accusations are only going to make him strong
So please refrain from stupid accusations.
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Sam Enslow
08-09-2014 06:42pm
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It seems that from the first day I started followingEgyptian politics at all (1978), every one who is displeased with whomever is in power starts spreading stories that he is about to give away the Sinai. Is it one group that does this or is it just a hot button issue that anyone can use against anyone?
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