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Israel agrees to more Egyptian troops in Sinai

Israel has agreed for Egypt to reinforce its military presence in the Sinai Peninsula.

Senior Israeli and Egyptian military officers met Nov. 7 in Sharm al-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula. The IDF delegation included the head of IDF operations, Maj. Gen. Oded Basyuk; head of the IDF’s Foreign Relations Division Brig. Gen. Efi Dafrin and Maj. Gen. Tal Kelman, who commands the IDF’s Strategy and Third-Circle Directorate.

The 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty limits the number of troops that can be stationed on either side of the Sinai border. They may be increased if the other country signs off on additional reinforcements in a joint committee made up of senior officers from both armies.

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