“Construction work for a barrier five metres high and topped with blades began about twenty days ago,” said Chekib el-Khayari, head of the Rif Association.
Middle East Eye Adil Akid, an activist from the Moroccan Human Rights Association, said ditch-digging work had begun on the Moroccan side of the border with the intention of building a wall. Moroccan authorities declined to comment.
Over 1000 people attempted to climb over a Spanish built fence into the territory in March before being pushed back by security forces. An early morning rush of 500 people earlier this month is thought to have allowed 140 people to cross over.
Human rights groups have criticized Morocco’s treatment of migrants within its borders, with a Human Rights Watch report claiming police “beat these migrants, deprived them of their few possessions, burned their shelters, and expelled them from the country without due process.” (That’s nothing compared to the violence and damage done by these Muslim entitlement whores in countries forced to take them in)
Melilla is one of two land borders between Europe and Africa and is, as such, a hotspot for Muslim illegals seeking entry into Europe, without having to face an often fatal sea voyage. The deaths at sea of hundreds of migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, has led some commentators to warn that the Mediterranean sea is turning into a “graveyard.” (Hey, free food for fish!)
More than 100 refugees drowned off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa last October, sparking an international outcry at the conditions facing Africans attempting to
migrate suck the government teat of Europe. European leaders have called for greater resources and money from the EU to help manage its borders.