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  9/6/2012, Elul 19, 5772

Report: Sinai Bedouin Refuse to Turn in Weapons to Army

Most Bedouin tribes in the Sinai Peninsula are refusing to turn in their weapons to the Egyptian army, according to a Thursday report by the Al-Wafad Website.

Tribal elders reportedly feel that only by possessing weapons can they defend their land and property. One of the sheikhs explained, "Every tribe has weapons that are used for peaceful purposes." He continued, "We are forced to use them in incidents were there is no law."