On the other side of Gaza's border in the southwest, an Egyptian military action in Sinai against IS and militant salafists is underway. Egyptians are trying to stave off arms smuggling into Gaza. At the same time, there are proposals to expand the Gaza Strip to the Egyptian Peninsula, to settle millions of Gaza's population in the Egyptian Peninsula and to launch economic projects – in line with the regional changes proposed by the Americans to end the Middle East conflict.
Adnan Abu Amer, who heads the Department of Political Science and Media Studies at the Umma University of Gaza, remembers well the document that Israel's former security adviser Giora Eiland wrote early in 2010. The comprehensive, detailed document contains a proposal in which Americans wanted Arab countries to give up some land to improve relations with Israel.
The only Arab country that has, and that Israel and Palestine so badly need, is land. If these countries gave up smaller areas, it would be beneficial for all parties. A change of territories is based on the premise that Egypt must give up 720 square kilometers of the Sinai Peninsula. . .
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