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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Handover of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia could have unforeseen circumstances for Israel

There could be unforeseen obstacles for Israel as a result of Egypt’s handover of the Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, Zvi Mazel writes for The Jerusalem Post. Mazel cites concerns over how the Multinational Force of Observers will continue to oversee the islands as part of the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel. He also notes that Saudi Arabia and Israel are technically “still officially at war, though there is a community of interest and both are at the forefront of the fight against the Iranian menace.” Mazel says: “It would seem that Israel has nothing to fear… but this is the volatile Middle East where anything can happen and Israel might well be facing unforeseen obstacles as a result of this move at some point in the future.”

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