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Are tribes in Sinai really unifying against terrorism?

Egyptian media are rushing to claim that tribes in Sinai are fighting terrorism, but the news seems to be premature.
A Bedouin in central Sinai inspects the area before testing their weapons October 24, 2010. Bedouins, among nomadic Arab tribes in the Sinai, often complain of neglect by the government and of police harassment, saying they have little access to jobs and do not see benefits from economic growth in Sinai.   REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTXTT0I
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SHEIKH ZUWEID, Egypt — “'The Sinai tribes are fighting terrorism.' This sentence has spread throughout media outlets across the globe, without exaggeration, and perhaps rivals the recently published news about Kim Kardashian’s rear."

It is with these sarcastic words that a prominent member of the Tarabin tribe, which heads what the media has deemed “the alliance with the Egyptian army against terrorism,” responded when Al-Monitor asked about the latest developments in the war on terrorism.

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