Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Reviewed: Mohannad Sabry on Sinai

Electronic Intifada, 11th February 2016

Heavily militarized by Egypt and portrayed in the West as a stronghold of Islamist militant supporters of the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, how do social, political and security trends [in Sinai] interact with those of Gaza’s Hamas government and the Israeli state?
Mohannad Sabry, an Egyptian journalist who has reported from Sinai for many years, is well-placed to address such questions. His highly readable book is based not only on an impressive range of secondary sources, but also interviews with Bedouin leaders, Egyptian army officers, human rights activists, local journalists and ordinary people living, working and trying to survive in the Sinai.

The full review is here.

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