- “Wilderness” means desert. Sinai peninsula is a desert.
- Revelation 12:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
- Emphasis and remarks mine:
- Egyptian Army Starts Third Phase of Buffer Zone Plan on Gaza Borders
by https://www.palinfo.com/, 5 Oct 2017
North Sinai Governor Abdel Fattah Harhour announced Thursday that the third phase of the buffer zone plan along the border areas with Gaza Strip has started.
Buildings and facilities located in the area of the buffer zone have been completely surveyed in preparation for evacuation and demolition, he added.
The first and second phases have been completed, with each phase covering 500 meters. It is believed that the third phase will cover an additional 500 meters.
The first phase involved the displacement of more than 1,000 families, whilst the second phase involved the evacuation of 2,044 families from the area. The third phase will involve approximately 1,215 houses and 40 governmental facilities, according to Harhour’s statements.
The buffer zone is amongst the security measures taken by the Egyptian armed forces in 2014 in order to destroy smuggling tunnels connecting North Sinai with the Gaza Strip. The tunnels were used to smuggle “terrorists and weapons” into the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to Egyptian authorities. (BS propaganda)