By a line drawn from Ar Rafa, 'a Sinai few miles E.tof El Arish on the Mediterranean, to the head of the Gulf of Akaba; and on the W.
The Mediterranean coast extends from the Gulf of Sollum on the west to Rafa on the east.
Frontier of the Sinai peninsula was taken to be a line running in a south-easterly direction from Rafa, a place on the Mediterranean, east of El Arish, to the head of the gulf of Akaba.
A period of considerable tension ensued, the Turks removing the boundary posts at Rafa and sending strong reinforcements to the frontier.
The British government intervened on behalf of the khedive and consistently maintained that the Rafa-Akaba line must be the frontier.
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.