Egypt rejects Beduin pipeline demands
By GLOBES / AMIRAM BARKAT
January 4, 2012 11:14
An investigation by "Globes" found that demands by Beduin tribes in the Sinai for protection money from the Egyptian government is the primary motive for the attacks on gas pipelines in the peninsula.
The Egyptian government is refusing to capitulate the Beduins' demands for now, but neither is it rushing to complete the defense works on the pipelines against more attacks. Experts believe that Egypt will not seriously consider resuming gas deliveries to Israel until a new government is in place.