Invest in the Sinai or lose it

“The reality is that the population of Sinai still faces hardship in obtaining water, proper medical treatment and a good education. The infrastructure is in dire need of development projects as well as the roads which are in very poor shape and an electrical grid that is feeble. So when these populist speeches and promises of investing billions to re-develop the Sinai Peninsula are constantly used as rhetoric and only stay that way, of course the local population will be angry.”

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The Sinai liberation day that occurred last week is now just a propaganda day to talk about the development of the Peninsula, like in political campaigns these projects are spoken about and talked up. Yet in reality the Sinai sees nothing of these proposed investments and developments. The reality is that the population of Sinai still faces hardship in obtaining water, proper medical treatment and a good education. The infrastructure is in dire need of development projects as well as the roads which are in very poor shape and an electrical grid that is feeble. So when these populist speeches and promises of investing billions to re-develop the Sinai Peninsula are constantly used as rhetoric and only stay that way, of course the local population will be angry.

This is not just a recent occurrence; these promises have been made for years to the residents of the Sinai. In…

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