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Dozens of Migrants Abused Trying to Cross Spanish Border - Reports

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Dozens of migrants have been abused since December 25 trying to enter the Spanish city of Ceuta, media reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Six migrants have been killed, three drowned and some 19 others hospitalized trying to enter the Spanish territory by sea, according to The Local, citing the Moroccan Association for the Integration of Immigrants.

The Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla, which are on North Africa's Mediterranean coast, are occasionally used by migrants as a launch pad to Europe.

Europe is currently struggling with the greatest refugee crisis since the end of the World War II.

The UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced in a joint statement the number of migrants who crossed into Europe by both land and sea has reached the one million mark last week.

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  • marcanhalt
    Spain has been seeing this for the last 1300 years. And, yes, they are getting sick of it. Back in the 700's it was the Jews who invited them in by opening the gates of the cities to the Moors. They did not want the Moors into their ghettos but it gave them the opportunity to plunder right along with the Moors, as if you could not tell them apart. And every war is meant to be plundered by the same group. So, yes, the Spaniards do not want any more of this rattail group coming in. "FENCE THEM OUT! FENCE THEM OUT!"
  • michael
    I wonder if 'The Local' could actually support this by Police statements? Just basing it on figures from an 'association' is courageous.
  • qvasko 15
    well, there is a great wall if I am right??
  • qvasko 15in reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, Some of their rulers massacred Muslims and Jews...
  • jas
    Six migrants have been killed, three drowned and some 19 others hospitalized trying to enter the Spanish territory by sea, according to The Local, citing the Moroccan Association for the Integration of Immigrants.
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    I don't get the headline. Were they attacked/ How does "abused" fit?
  • marcanhaltin reply toqvasko 15(Show commentHide comment)
    qvasko 15, Whose "their rulers" did the massacring? The moors were Muslim and they were there to take slaves.
  • qvasko 2015in reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, in cordoba caliphate probably many christians suffered too
  • marcanhaltin reply toqvasko 2015(Show commentHide comment)
    qvasko 2015, I am done pursuing 'this'. Thanks
  • qvasko 15in reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, Youre welcome!
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