An agreement signed between the Ottoman Empire and British-controlled Egypt in Rafah on 1 October 1906, establishing the border between the Egyptian Sinai and the Ottoman provinces of Hejaz and Jerusalem. As Egypt was still nominally under the authority of the Ottoman Empire, the line was described as an internal administrative boundary. Following World War I, it became the international border between Egypt and Mandatory Palestine.
Credit: ECF - Economic Cooperation Foundation. Last update at 1970-01-17 19:56.