France 24 displays animosity towards Morocco and promotes separatist discourse

"Spain has supported the Moroccan autonomy plan for Western Sahara, in exchange for increased control and detention by Rabat of migrants seeking to reach Spain via the cities of Ceuta and Melilla”.


The French channel France 24 (Spanish), known for its hostile editorial line against the Kingdom, has chosen to throw more oil on the fire concerning the silent crisis between Morocco and France.

The French channel, intended mainly for a Latin American audience, recently broadcast a video report on the Moroccan Sahara issue, full of inaccuracies and accusations.

The report presented a distorted account of events, clearly supporting the separatist thesis, in an attempt to blur the Moroccan-Spanish rapprochement and influence Spanish-speaking public opinion.

In a controversial report, which adopts the rhetoric of the separatists, the journalist Natalia Plazas shed light on what she described as “the exploitation of the region’s resources by Morocco”, noting that the Polisario Front denounces the fact that Morocco “exploits and grants concessions to companies” in order to fund what she describes as “the occupation of the region”.

In the same context, the channel claimed that “Spain supported the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Sahara”, in exchange for what it described as “increased control and detention by Rabat of migrants who seek to reach Spain via the towns of Sebta and Melilla”.

She also cites in her biased account that “Morocco let in thousands of migrants in a few days, in response to the authorization given by Madrid to the leader of the Polisario, Brahim Ghali, to benefit from medical aid on its territory”.
Such a report, coming from a channel known for its hostility towards Morocco, is part of the campaign led by certain parties known for their hatred towards the Kingdom to denigrate its international image by attacking its territorial integrity.

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