Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1979 Egypt Israel Peace Treaty, was signed in Washington, DC on 26 March 1979, following the 1978 Camp David Accords. The main features of the treaty were the mutual recognition of each country by the other, the cessation of the state of war that had existed since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the complete withdrawal by Israel of its armed forces and civilians from the rest of the Sinai Peninsula which Israel had captured during the Six-Day War in 1967. The agreement also provided for the free passage of Israeli ships through the Suez Canal and recognition of the Strait of Tiran, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Taba Rafah straits as international waterways.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Rafah Border Crossing is an international border crossing between Egyptian and Palestinian-controlled Rafah. It was built by the Israeli and Egyptian governments after the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty and 1982 Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula, and was managed by the Israel Airports Authority until it was evacuated on 11 September 2005 as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan. It has since become the mission of the European Union Border Assistance Mission Rafah (EUBAM) to monitor the crossing.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rafah Elementary Co-Ed B School is a school in Rafah, a town in the Gaza Strip, run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). It stands 800 meters from the border with Israel and has been damaged by weapons fire on several occasions. On January 31, 2005, pupil Noran Iyad Deeb was killed by a bullet said to have been fired from the area of the Israeli-controlled border. A second pupil was injured in the hand. Teachers had been trying to evacuate the children from the school yard, where they were lining up for assembly. Rafah (Arabic: ) (also Rafiah) is a Palestinian city in the southern Gaza Strip. Located 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of Gaza, Rafah's population of 71,000 is overwhelmingly made up of Palestinian refugees. It serves as the district capital of the Rafah Governorate. Yasser Arafat International Airport, Gaza's only airport, is located just south of the city, the airport operated from 1998 to 2001, when it was bombed and bulldozed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Rafah is the site of the Rafah Border Crossing, the only crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yamit was an Israeli settlement. It was home to about 2,500 people in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula that was established during Israel's occupation of the peninsula from the end of the 1967 Six-Day War, until that part of the Sinai was handed over to Egypt in 1982 as part of the terms of the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. Located in the Rafah Plain region south of the Gaza Strip, Yamit was envisioned as a large city and seaport. Its location served to create an Israeli-populated buffer zone between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai peninsula. Despite efforts to promote Yamit's newly-built, relatively affordable housing, the settlement failed to attract enough residents to make it a seaport. Upon the signing of the peace treaty with Egypt, it became clear to residents that Yamit's days were numbered, and most accepted compensation and evacuated within two years. A minority of residents who chose to stay were joined by nationalist supporters, who moved in to boost their numbers.