Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, has approved a motion to boycott Israel and slander it by declaring the city an “Israeli apartheid-free zone.” The move comes days after Navarra, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, announced a similar measure. In all, more than 50 Spanish cities and regions have passed motions condemning Israel. The proliferating anti-Israel activism, driven by the rise to power of the political far-left, is establishing Spain as the EU member state most hostile towards the Jewish state.
Hundreds of immigrants arriving aboard the Aquarius, docked yesterday afternoon in Alicante, where their children, aged between 12 and 17-years-old will be in the custody of social workers.
Navarre became the first state in Spain to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
“I’m going to do everything possible to see that these razor wire fences at Ceuta and Melilla are removed,” declared interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, in an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero reported on Thursday.
The Spanish government says it will pass a decree to extend public health care to foreigners without residence permits as part of new migration policies.
ONE of Spain’s most dangerous terrorists is facing a seven-year sentence after being arrested on the Costa del Sol.
Ahmed Samsam, 29, was previously convicted in Denmark for drug trafficking, assault and robbery, among other crimes.
According to PressTV, Two refugees, one on each side of the border, were reported injured as they attempted to jump over the six-meter-high fence. The Spanish government’s delegation in Ceuta said six of the 400 who stormed the border managed to make it into Spain, Spanish news agency EFE reported.
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Ten members of an Islamic State jihadi cell have been sentenced to combined prison terms of nearly 100 years for a plot to bomb landmarks and behead infidels in Barcelona.
The cell, composed of five Moroccans, four Spaniards and a Brazilian, was separate to and independent of the jihadi group that killed 16 people in Barcelona and nearby Cambrils in August 2017.
The case shows that Spain continues to be a prime target for jihadis, many of whom are striving to reconquer al-Andalus, the Arabic name given to those parts of Spain, Portugal and France occupied by Muslim conquerors (also known as the Moors) from 711 to 1492. Many jihadis believe that territories Muslims lost during the Christian Reconquest of Spain still belong to the realm of Islam, and that Sharia law requires them to re-establish Muslim rule there.
Ten members of a jihadist cell linked to the Islamic State group (IS) who planned attacks in Barcelona and to film a decapitation were sentenced to 8-12 years in jail on Tuesday.
The defendants included five Moroccans, four Spaniards and a Brazilian, the National Court, which handles terror cases, said in a ruling.
They were “ready to wage an attack against institutions such as the police, banks or Jewish institutions in Spain at any time, or to join the ranks of Daesh,” it added, using the Arabic acronym for IS.
Ten Algerian migrant men were arrested in eastern Spain this week after they were alleged to have sexually abused three underage girls by luring them to an apartment offering drugs and money.
Members of the “Hogar Social” group attempted to interrupt a protest in support of refugees in Madrid on Sunday.
Liberal activists were demonstrating against an EU-Turkey deal which came into effect last year.
Under the agreement, migrants arriving in Greece are deported back to Turkey if they do not apply for asylum or their claim is rejected.
Madrid’s 2018 Three Kings Parade featured a gay themed float to encourage LGBT normalization on the eve of Epiphany, stirring outrage among the country’s Catholic faithful.
Spanish police are hunting for a 37-year-old Islamist who is reported to be planning a terror attack in Barcelona.
The suspect is El Ouakili Abdelhakim, a French citizen residing in Germany, according to an internal Policía Nacional memo seen by newspaper La Gaceta.
Younes Abouyaaqoub – Muslim terrorist
The terrorist who mowed down and killed 14 people in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas in August has been secretly buried in an unmarked grave in Morocco.
Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, was buried with his terrorist brother Houssaine in their native city of Mrirt at the request of their family.
Officials in Morocco are said to have approved the request but insisted the burial must take place without any publicity and their bodies laid in unmarked graves.
Police have shot a man who sparked a terror alert near Spain’s border with France by shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ at a checkpoint.
Officers opened fire on the man, believed to be a Frenchman of north African origin, after he began to shout in Arabic when the vehicle he was travelling in was intercepted at a motorway toll near La Jonquera on the Spanish side of the border.
He was hit in the leg and rushed to a nearby hospital.
He has undergone an operation at the hospital – the Doctor Josep Trueta University Hospital in Girona – and his life is not said to be in any danger.