Israel okays Egypt request to deploy more military forces in Sinai

November 6, 2014 10:08 AM

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Israel okays Egypt request to deploy more military forces in Sinai

Israel has approved Egypt’s request to deploy two additional infantry battalions and a fleet of attack helicopters to the Sinai Peninsula, Army Radio reported on Thursday.

Since the border area of the Sinai is a demilitarized zone as per the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, Cairo must procure Jerusalem’s consent to any deployment of additional forces in the area.

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