A period of considerable tension ensued, the Turks removing the boundary posts at Rafa and sending strong reinforcements to the frontier.
Turkey claimed that the peninsula of Sinai consisted only of the territory south of a straight line from Akaba to Suez, and that Egyptian territory north of that line was traced from Rafa to Suez.
Thereupon the sultan gave way and agreed (on the I4th of May) that the line of demarcation should start at Rafa and run towards the south-east in.
Rick Parry insists Rafa Benitez is already ensconced in his Anfield role.
I also said at the end of the January window that Rafa's summer kitty will be £ 10million plus money from sales.