Humanitarian workers in Ceuta ‘teach the world a lesson in humanity’

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    IN THE PRESS – Friday, May 21, 2021: We take a look at analysis of the ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas. For most papers, the agreement is a win for Hamas and Benjamin Netanyahu, but a loss for ordinary Israelis and Gazans. We also look at emotional images of humanitarian workers saving or consoling migrants in Ceuta and finish with a damning report on BBC journalist Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana in 1995. 

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    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.

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    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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