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Report: Bedouin Take 70 Hostages at Sinai Resort

In a sign of increasing lawlessness in the Sinai, Egyptian media outlets have reported that approximately 70 armed Bedouins have stormed a popular Sinai resort village and are holding its employees hostage.

The hostage-takers are demanding four million Egyptian Liras (over $650,000) for the employees’ release.

Bedouin leaders recently expressed dismay at the exclusion of Bedouin in the formation of a new Egyptian government. “We will not allow a parliament without Bedouin representation,” said one Bedouin leader in a meeting last week.

“We have declared war against the military and will not wait for them to kill us all,” declared another Bedouin leader.

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