the Saharawis consider this event as severe rape ms ceasefire signed between the kingdom alaw and the Polisario Front
Ensure that tragedy can result in a return to arms and resurrection of war between Morocco and the Saharawi people
The tension has grown in Western Sahara five days of the histrica visit to the liberated territories of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon , with the murder of a shepherd next to wall of segregation raised by Morocco.
the event, which an has not been fully clarified, it is considered by the Saharawi the violation more serious ceasefire signed in 1991 between the ALAU kingdom and the Polisario Front , which propici the beginning of the current negotiating process protected by the UN.
According responsible Sahrawis, the victim is a nomadic shepherd of many who live in the area who approached the wall to collect cattle and was shot by the Moroccans soldiers stationed in the occupied area without the benefit provocation whatsoever.
the agency official Moroccan MAP news has been limited to point out that the event occurred saturday night in the area Gueltat Zemmour and the man performing “suspects and persistent movements” , received a warning shot that cost the life.
the Moroccan version adds, however, that next to the corpse were found also the bodies of four dromedaries and immediately inform the mission of the UN in the Sahara (MINURSO) as one of its main tasks is surveillance and observation of the ceasefire.
This body has not reacted an incident that advocacy groups Sahrawi human rights have denounced as a maneuver of Morocco force the resumption of war and prevent the visit of Ban to camps and Bir Lahlou, in the liberated zone.
“it is a very serious incident, it is the first time there has been such a serious violation of the cease fire, which has existed since 1991. they have killed a civilian in the demilitarized zone without there provocation “, told EFE in Rabuni the Saharawi activist Abdessalam Omar.
” it’s a case we are concerned and in which Morocco assumes all responsibility for the consequences “stressed Omar, president of Association of Relatives of Saharawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA).
in line with this argument, Omar has he warned that possibility more dangerous is a possible return to arms and resurrection of war between Morocco and the Polisario Front , which in his opinion is the objective of the alaw kingdom.
“the consequence is, unfortunately, this can start the return to arms and we are really concerned. For us things are clear, Morocco has always been looking that war again “said.
” With all the blackmail that is doing in all directions, having blackmailed United States when proposed broadening of human rights in 2013 blackmail France blackmail Sweden , and blackmail the European institutions … Morocco wants to return to arms to justify their liberation of commitments, “he added.
Omar, who has stressed that the pastor simply adentr in the area the wall to retrieve their animals, has insisted that the time has second intentionality, as it occurs five days of histrica visit Ban.
“in fact, [ Morocco] is challenging preventing even UN Ban Ki-moon trip to the liberated territories. Absolutely, we believe that there is a connection at all these facts, a deliberate provocation “resalt.
” But also to try the Polisario responds with weapons and go as in a situation Republic and justify the peace process is not Valid “he concluded.
Here, the incident could raise the voices of those young people who have long demanded precisely the return to the Republics strategies to slow diplomat process and obstacles continued.
a pressure growing for some time in some of the refugee camps, left the abrasive albur the Algerian desert since over 40 years, but also among young people of the liberated areas and the occupied territories.
“Forty years are many, for refugees and for the people under occupation. We as young people who are carrying the pacfica struggle in which we , we always have the hope that any beginning has its end, “said EFE this weekend in Dakhla on Saharawi activist Ahmed Ettanji.
“We are young people who believe in nonviolence, but s are other young people who believe in nonviolence but now estn frustrated and have lost confidence in United Nations “he warned during the celebration of 40th anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.