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Egypt has largely bet on the tourist industry (around 12% of the GDP), and for the Sinai region it is nearly all of the economy that is based on tourism. A risky bet, since as soon as political tensions occur, it is the entire region that is deeply affected. The terrorist attacks of 2000, the Intifada in nearby Palestine, the 2011 revolution, and more recently the bombing of a russian plane in October 2015 that killed 224 persons, have been undermining the coming of Westerner tourists on whom...
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