As migrants continue to reach Ceuta, Spanish pushback hardens

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • Will elections end the crisis in Armenia? | Inside Story
  • Tigrayan refugees in Sudan suffering malnutrition
  • Black Native American fight to regain status
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “As migrants continue to reach Ceuta, Spanish pushback hardens” – below is their description.

    Spain’s High Court has summoned the head of the Polisario Front for alleged war crimes amid a political crisis with Morocco over a migrant influx into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

    Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall has more.

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Ceuta

    Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. Bordered by Morocco, it lies along the boundary between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

    It was part of the province of Cádiz until 14 March 1995. On that date, Statutes of Autonomy were passed for both Ceuta and Melilla.

    Ceuta, like Melilla and the Canary Islands, was classified as a free port before Spain joined the European Union. Its population consists of Christians, Muslims, and small minorities of Sephardic Jews and ethnic Sindhis from modern-day Pakistan.

    Spanish is the official language. Darija Arabic is also spoken by 40–50% of the population.

    4 Recent Items: Ceuta

  • Hundreds of young refugees, migrants struggle in Spain’s Ceuta
  • Ceuta migrant crisis: Spain says 6,600 migrants sent back to Morocco
  • Spain-Morocco migrants hope to leave Ceuta for European mainland
  • Ceuta migrant crisis: Locals step in to help migrants as aid groups overwhelmed
  • In This Story: Morocco

    Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water. 

    2 Recent Items: Morocco

  • Western Sahara: FRANCE 24 meets independence activists in Spain
  • Songs from North Africa | Al Jazeera World
  • In This Story: Spain

    Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. 

    2 Recent Items: Spain

  • Euro 2020: Spain held to 1-1 draw by Poland
  • Several EU countries ease Covid-19 restrictions
  • Leave a Comment