Canary Islands: record number of African migrants

Canary Islands: record number of African migrants

Immigration from Senegal is intensifying and more than 32,000 people have landed in the Canary Islands, Spain, a record not reached since 2006.

These islands, located near the African continent, have been used for decades as a gateway to Europe. Although the majority of arrivals come from Senegal, boats also depart from Gambia, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara.

According to figures released by the Spanish Interior Ministry and local emergency services, at least 32,029 people landed in the Canaries between January 1 and November 5. This figure is higher than that of the famous migration crisis of 2006, when 31,678 migrants landed in the Canaries.

The journey from Senegal to the Canary Islands usually lasts a week, during which it is difficult to go upwind for a distance of around 1,600 km (1,000 miles).

Since Friday, 739 people have been rescued in the Atlantic Ocean off El Hierro, the smallest and westernmost island of the archipelago, the Spanish coast guard said.

Faced with record numbers of arrivals, Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska visited the Senegalese capital of Dakar last week to ask the government to do more to stop the boats from leaving.

Mr. Grande-Marlaska urged his Senegalese counterpart, Mr. Sidiki Kaba, to “act more quickly” in order to avoid further deaths. According to the International Organization for Migration, at least 512 people have died on this route since the start of the year, but this figure is considered largely underestimated.

Spain has deployed nearly 40 police officers and civil guards, four boats, a helicopter and a plane to Senegal to monitor the coast and crack down on smuggling networks in collaboration with local authorities. Madrid says this joint effort has prevented 7,132 people from leaving Senegal this year.

Algerians boycott signs supporting Israel

The call to boycott products and companies that support Israel in the Gaza war has expanded, with many employers of major malls in Algeria announcing to stop marketing many of the supporting brands.
The Hajja Fatima shopping center in Oran announced its boycott of brands that support Israel and stopped the introduction of all brands that support the Israeli government’s economy, while placing a “list” in the front of this large center in the capital of western Algeria indicating the cessation of all commercial types of children’s clothing. Various doughs and foodstuffs that were previously normally brought into the center.

The commercial director of the shopping center, Hajja Fatima, revealed that it would stop dealing with all American and European products of all kinds, and take a strong position not to market them again, and emphasized the provision of Turkish, Chinese, Russian, and even local alternatives as a form of objection against Western support for the Hebrew state.

Other spaces in the states of Chlef, Tlemcen, Constantine, Blida and Annaba did not hesitate to join the ranks of those boycotting Israeli goods or supporting countries, by announcing on the facades of their commercial centers that they would stop selling products that come from countries that support Israel.

The boycott campaign, which has spread widely in Algeria, reflects the state’s position of rejecting, in one way or another, dealing or normalization with Israel, as the Algerians have recently escalated the tone and led a campaign to boycott any international brand whose owners even remotely support Israel.

On the other hand, this broad campaign gave momentum and support to local goods and products, which has a direct positive impact on the national economy and the private sector in particular, such as increased competitiveness of the sector and increased job opportunities.

A simple Egyptian policeman confronts the killers of a British minister in Zamalek!

On November 6, 1944, the extremist Zionist Stern Organization assassinated the British Minister Resident in the Middle East, Walter Edward Guinness, also known as Lord Moyne, in Cairo.

In addition to managing British policy in Palestine, Lord Moyne also held the position of British Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs, and he was considered a close friend of the British Prime Minister at the time, Winston Churchill.

Details of the assassination:
Lord Moyne's car, with his driver, assistant and secretary with him, stopped on November 6, 1944, in front of his residence on Hassan Sabry Street in the Zamalek district in Cairo. When the British minister was about to leave the car, bullets were fired at the car. Lord Moyne was seriously injured and died hours later. His driver was also killed. Also, the assistant and secretary were not injured.

The perpetrators of the assassination tried to escape on their bicycles, but they were chased by ordinary Egyptian citizens, joined by an Egyptian policeman named Muhammad Abdullah, who happened to be near the crime scene.

The Egyptian policeman exchanged fire with the fleeing criminals, and they were eventually arrested on the Malek Fouad Bridge, and one of them was injured.

It turned out that the perpetrators of the assassination were Eliyahu Beit Tsouri and Eliyahu Hakim, two young Jews working in the British army and belonging to the extremist secret Zionist organization “Lehi,” also known as “Stern.”

The "Stern" gang was led at that time by Yitzhak Shamir, Yisrael Eldad, and Nathan Ellen Moore, and they were the ones who issued the order to carry out the assassination.

Ironically, a few months before his assassination, Lord Moyne had ordered the permanent guard at his house to be lifted, and his car was no longer accompanied by police vehicles.

It was also later revealed that the weapon with which the assassination was carried out had a long track record, with which gunmen from the Zionist “Stern” gang killed the deputy director of the Jerusalem Police, three policemen, and police inspectors in different cities of Palestine.

The assassination had a resounding resonance in Britain and Palestine, and at that time Churchill declared before the House of Commons in an angry tone, saying: “If our efforts for the future of Zionism only lead to the emergence of gangsters worthy of Nazi Germany, many, including myself, will be forced to return.” Consider their position towards it,” while the slain British Prime Minister described Lord Moyne as “a friend of the Jews of Palestine.”

The extremists in the "Stern" gang saw the opposite and considered the British minister an enemy, while Lord Moyne was described as a defender of the settlement between Arabs and Jews in Palestine, and that his killing was one of the steps towards the British withdrawal from Palestine in 1948, and the establishment of the State of Israel, and that His death precipitated the launch of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that continues to this day.

The British press, including the Hebrew press, at the time strongly and angrily condemned this “terrorist act.” The Jewish Agency also categorically disavowed the assassination, declared that the “Irgun” and “Stern” organizations were traitors to the “national cause,” and called for a complete boycott of them.

As for Churchill's angry talk about "gangsters worthy of Nazi Germany", it was due to the fact that the founder of the extremist Zionist "Stern" organization, called Abraham Stern, had offered Nazi Germany assistance and to work together to expel the British from the Middle East, and he established multiple contacts with the Nazis on the principle “The enemy of my enemy, my friend,” and he formulated this position in saying: “The enemy is Britain. We must fight this enemy to the death under any circumstances and in any situation,” despite Britain’s great services to the Zionist movement, including the Balfour Declaration.

The trial of the murderers, Eliyahu Bet Tsouri and Eliyahu Hakim, began in Cairo on January 10, 1945, and the two “terrorists” insisted on their position and that they had killed Lord Moyne “in the name of supreme justice.”

The court ruled that the two killers be executed by hanging, and the sentence was carried out on March 22, 1945, while their remains were transferred 30 years later to Israel, where they were buried with military honors on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

The burial ceremony for the remains took place on June 26, 1975, in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and they were memorialized by Israeli Knesset member Yitzhak Shamir, who was one of the leaders of the “Stern” gang involved in that assassination!

The two murderers, whom the Jews officially disavowed in 1944, later became heroes. Several streets were named after them, postage stamps were issued commemorating them, books were written about them and songs were composed.
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