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Egyptians have yet another reason to protest the president

Egyptian protesters again demanded the resignation of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Friday after the former general handed Saudi Arabia two islands that had been under Egyptian control since 1950.

Sisi announced the deal only after it was over, drawing criticism for not involving Parliament in the negotiation.

The islands of Tiran and Sanafir are uninhabited, located around the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba.

Egyptians have claimed Sisi violated their rights to make decisions about the nation's land, while Sisi says he acted on behalf of "the rights of others," since Egypt did not always have jurisdiction over the islands. 

"Egypt did not relinquish even a grain of sand," he said, according to the BBC. "All the data and documents say nothing except that this particular right is theirs."

Whether or not Sisi can get the Egyptian people to see his side on the islands deal is somewhat immaterial, though. Many Egyptians have been increasingly concerned with the nation's economy under Sisi. 

Many have also criticized his regime for a range of things including mishandling crises and getting rid of the man charged with eliminating governmental corruption. 

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