Maputo (Mozambique), 21 November 2020 (SPS) - The World March of Women has expressed its solidarity with the Saharawi people, stressing that this people has every right to defend themselves and to fight against the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
“We manifest our solidarity with the Sahrawi people: this land is their land and, for that, they have the right to defend themselves and fight against the Moroccan occupation in their territory,” the World March of Women said in a statement published on its official website.
“We strongly advocate for peace. However, it’s impossible to have peace if some ones have the right to be violent with others and if the right to the land and to self-determination is denied to the people of the world,” the statement added.
The statement recalled that Western Sahara is occupied by Morocco since more than 40 years. Since 1991, there had been a ceasefire agreement between the military forces of Morocco and the Polisario Front.
However, during all these years, Morocco has been exploiting the natural resources of the region, invading the Sahrawi territory through the illegal breach of El Guerguerat.
This year, Sahrawi civilians protested against this illegal breach and the inaction of the international organisms about it, by blocking the breach. After 24 days of pacific protest, the Morocco army opened three new breaches and attacked the protesters, clearly violating the ceasefire agreement.
The forces of Polisario front acted firmly to protect the Sahrawi citizens and responded to this agreement violation. Now, since 16th November, the Polisario Front declared war against Morocco. (SPS)