A triangle-shaped peninsula in Egypt, located between the Mediterranean and Red Sea. The Suez Canal runs along the northwestern edge of the peninsula. It was a strategic location in the 1956 War
, the 1967 War
, and the 1973 War
. Captured by Israel
in 1967, Israel returned the peninsula to Egypt in 1979 in an agreement reached at Camp David
, in exchange for bilateral peace between the two countries. See "Seeking a solution for Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula
," Al Jazeera English, April 13, 2015.