The Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) has called on the International Red Cross to immediately establish its humanitarian operation in the region as the situation is deteriorating in the occupied territories due to Moroccan aggression against the Sahrawi people
According to the deal, the US will recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara territory in return for Morocco establishing diplomatic relations with Israel
The protesters were trying to take out a march opposing Morocco’s deal to normalize its ties with Israel. In exchange for the deal, the US has agreed to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the occupied Western Sahara
In return of US recognition of its rights over Western Sahara, Morocco has agreed to “normalize” its relations with Israel. The United Nations and the majority of the world does not recognize Moroccan claims of sovereignty over the territory.
The Moroccan military launched an attack on the Sahrawi village of El-Guerguerat on November 13, violating a three-decade-old ceasefire in the disputed Western Sahara region
Moroccan forces entered the UN-designated buffer zone in the Western Sahara on Friday to attack a peaceful demonstration of Sahrawi people demanding independence from Moroccan occupation and a referendum for self-determination
The Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders or CODESA was first formed in 2007, but could not take formal shape until now due to interference by the occupying Moroccan authorities