After the (George Soros-funded) NGO ship ‘Aquarius’ carrying 629 illegal African (mainly Muslim) migrant wannabes was turned away from both Italy and Malta, Spain decided to let them in.
Al-Jazeera (h/t Maurice) Human rights groups have denounced Italy and Malta’s refusal to allow an alleged refugee rescue ship to dock at their ports. Amnesty Internationalaccused the Italian and Maltese governments of “trampling the principle of rescue at sea and undermining the entire search and rescue system”.
The 629 people on board, including 123 unaccompanied minors (otherwise known as adults posing as teenagers), 11 children and 7 pregnant women, are from several African countries and had set off from the coast of Libya to reach Europe.
The Aquarius was denied the right to dock in Italy and Malta, the closest countries, before Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he would give the ship “safe harbour” at the eastern port of Valencia.
MSF officials said “The better option would be to disembark the rescued people in the nearest port after which they can be transferred to Spain or other safe countries for further care and legal processing.” However, that rarely happens, leaving thousands of illegal alien invaders free to roam around in Italy.
French President Emmanuel Macron criticised Italy for its “cynicism and irresponsibility”, saying during a cabinet meeting that under maritime law “in cases of distress, those with the closest coastline have a responsibility to respond.” (Which means Italy would be forced to take in virtually EVERYONE from Africa)
However, Hungary praised Italy’s decision to refuse to allow refugees to dock at its ports. Viktor Orban, the virulently anti-Muslim migrant prime minister, praised the Italian government’s decision as a “great moment which may truly bring changes in Europe’s migration policies.”
EFE The decision of Spain from Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez was in stark contrast to the stance of Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-Muslim immigration party in the Euro-skeptic coalition government who on Sunday said his country would start saying no to what he termed human trafficking and illegal immigration, and thus refused to assist the Aquarius ship.
“It is our obligation to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a safe port to these people and fulfill our obligations to uphold international human rights,” said the Spanish PM, whose new-female majority cabinet only took office on Friday, a week after they lodged a successful motion of no-confidence against Mariano Rajoy’s conservative government. (Good, let Spain have all of them)