1 The Gulf of Aqaba (‘Gulf’), also known in Israel as the Gulf of Eilat, is a relatively long and narrow arm of the Red Sea formed by the Sinai Peninsula, to the west, and the Arabian Peninsula, to the east. It measures approximately 98 miles in length, and its width varies from 3 to 17 miles. Originally surrounded by Ottoman territory, at present the Gulf washes the shores of four States: Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. However, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have sovereignty over the greatest part of the territory surrounding the Gulf. Both Israel and Jordan...
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