Israel has lost a six-year border dispute with Egypt over a tiny Red Sea beachfront, Israel Radio said today.
A five-member international arbitration panel accepted Egypt's position on the location of the Sinai peninsula border and said the 765-yard Taba beach resort should be returned to Egypt. Israel held onto Taba after withdrawing from Sinai in 1982 under a peace treaty with Egypt. It has developed the strip into a popular resort with a luxury hotel and recreation village. The official verdict is to be presented in Geneva on Thursday.