Spain repatriates half of its children to enter the country illegally

More than 8,000 Moroccan smugglers flooded into Spain’s African enclave of Ceuta in a single day. Spanish media said that Morocco deliberately let people smuggled in order to diplomatically retaliate against Spain. The Spanish Interior Ministry said: they have repatriated 4,000 people. The Spanish Interior Ministry announced an increase in police presence to face the sudden influx of thousands of migrants from neighboring Morocco.

Both sides summoned their respective ambassadors to express their extreme displeasure. Faced with the entry of a large number of illegal immigrants, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (Pedro Sanchez) cancelled his trip to Paris to come to Ceuta and Melilla, two municipalities to help control the entry of Moroccan illegal immigrants into Spain.

Spain and Morocco’s diplomatic row began in late April this year. At that time, the Moroccan media suddenly issued an exclusive report, accusing the Spanish government of “malicious interference in Morocco’s internal affairs”, suspected of secretly treating the “Western Sahara rebel leader” Brahim Ghali, who was infected with the new coronavirus. The Moroccan media suddenly issued an exclusive report accusing the Spanish government of “malicious interference in Morocco’s internal affairs” and of secretly treating Brahim Ghali, the “Western Sahara rebel leader” who had contracted the New Coronavirus.

Ghali, 71, is the secretary general of the Frente Polisario, an independent force in Western Sahara, and the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic – a country that considers itself the sovereign and independent Polisario. The Frente Polisario, which considers Western Sahara to be sovereign and independent, has been seeking “independent statehood” since the late 1970s; however, neighboring Morocco and Mauritania both claim sovereignty over Western Sahara.

The three parties were engaged in a “desert war” for more than 15 years until 1991, when they accepted a ceasefire mediated by the United Nations, but the referendum on Western Sahara’s independence and self-determination remained stalled, and the Kingdom of Morocco never fully abandoned its position on Western Sahara.

The “truce standoff” between the Frente Polisario and Morocco lasted until December 2020, when the Kingdom of Morocco suddenly relaunched the desert war on the grounds that “the Frente Polisario had attacked Moroccan construction workers with terror”. At the same time, then-President Trump, in a surprise move arranged by his son-in-law Kushner, recognized “Morocco’s legitimate sovereignty to rule Cesar” – a moment of international chaos that allowed Morocco to take advantage of the situation. But the desert war, unknown to the global epidemic, has since spread.

While the conflict in Western Sahara continues, Algeria, the “backer” that has long supported the PFDJ and intended to use it as a counterweight to Morocco, has continued to support the Sahrawi independence movement, even shielding PFDJ leader Gali, 71, from power. This spring, however, Gali was infected with a new crown and his illness was said to have reached a critical level, which is why the Algerian intelligence agencies secretly arranged for him to “go abroad for emergency treatment”.