On land and sea, Israel guards uneasy Sinai border

The Gulf of Aqaba( CNN) “Our menaces are immediate. It’s something like 45 seconds for a threat to start and to finish. There’s no time for missteps , no time to ask questions and to misunderstand something, ” tells Capt. Matan.

“The moment you watch security threats from the sea, you’ve got something like one minute to deal with it and to finish it, and that’s it.”

Matan, who did not give his full name, is in charge of an Israeli Navy patrol boat, and he’s guarding one of the borders his country is most concerned about: the water where Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula satisfies Israel.

Two different worlds collide in the Sinai.

The southern part of the peninsula is famous for its resorts. Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab boast world-class scuba diving and luxury hotels along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.

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