In Egypt’s restive Sinai, Bedouin leaders are pushing to take matters in their own hands and urging the government to arm their tribesmen by creating a local security force in the peninsula, where the state is struggling to impose its authority and uproot Islamic militants who have attacked Egyptian troops and neighboring Israel. But the proposal, which the government says it is considering, raises fears that the Bedouin could become a new militia, adding to the turmoil in the peninsula.
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