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with dozens of of the high profile figures who were detained in a luxury hotel last year during the corruption drive and said to have been protesting against the kingdom's latest all stare a team measures thousands more pro-government demonstrators have been rallying in iran in a show of strength to more than a week of anti-government protests the government supporters marched in the streets waving iranian flags and chanting anti western slogans runs government has accused western nations of fomenting the unrest which is seen twenty two people killed and more than a thousand arrested in the last ten days there have been scuffles in the occupied west bank is the patriarch of jerusalem arrived at manger square in bethlehem for all that it's christmas mass the file the state third has been at the center of growing public hanging on to be accused of selling off the house ways of church land to israeli private businesses or out you're up to date with the headlines here on al-jazeera got more news coming up right off the wall of shame explores the
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spanish up most of cetera which is coming up next here on out i found out. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. twenty sixteen was the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees attempting to get into europe. over five thousand people died between libya and italy or turkey and greece. the following film was first broadcast in two thousand and seven well before today's conflicts in the middle east. then many european migrants were using another less publicized route to
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a better life. this is the southernmost outpost of for chris europe. to. get its all mainland africa opposite the straits of gibraltar. mediterranean enclaves say is one of the last vestiges of spanish rule in northern morocco. it's been european for more than five hundred years and madrid insists it will never relinquish control of. the. recent visit by the spanish monarch highlighted the ongoing tension over the status
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and future of so-to. spain has. also cordoned it off from playing comparison with another war in another place so your baby. but i see that. the list. storm of one of them which is. the crossing between morocco and spain has become a magnet for tens of thousands of workers and migrants legal and illegal. but this is the back door into the prosperous european union and the hope of a better economic future. and within the town of so it is another divide a social division that is religious and economic that when the wealthy christian
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spaniards and their poor a muslim compadre its off moroccan descend. the town of soda is a geographical anomaly. of mainland africa but belonging to europe and. even its geographical position it's no wonder that one of the foremost map makers of the ancient world was born here in ten thousand nine hundred nine. helped make possible the great voyages of discovery which led to colonize ation and as in the case of soto the presence of europe in africa. once again economic opportunism is the prime mover but now the migration is in the opposite
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direction as those who were formerly colonized and north riven by war. wand and oppression. ending up here at the gates of europe. a dollar mona to a moment to. infiltrate a group who are. sick and think that the little problematic. what the migrants find is a double fence. most of it paid for by the european union. four meters high six kilometers long. cable dental got a hole in the said. in this article the only. effective up there will be not of their own model i mean if you mean you've got. to trust what the migrants also find is a holding center or their status as refugees is decided and that typically takes
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months it's not a frozen of the rock and straight. to tunisia so you need to. support our longest well. to commute city of. emanuel who's more yet to see it in medicis him off the path to. suit our city to city as we see is if. we see part of why you google. merely. remove the model. of those who arrive often come from far further afield from other continents even. i came here from india kashmir because of economical problems and in india you know and
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a month. there are people who are allowed into from africa and it takes them only a few minutes. every day thousands of moroccans trudged past the deserted guard posts that separate the spanish enclave from morocco. the bundles of soap clothes and oil they carry home for resale in morocco and not entirely legal traffic. but the spanish authorities turn a blind eye knowing how profitable this trade is to the city. this cross border trade is alone with an old relationship built on mistrust and suspicion between spain and morocco over say.
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it goes back to the collapse of muslim rule in spain at the end of the fifteenth century which for some gives the issue a religious dimension. and . saying. here is a. little . north. in the going to.
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be removed you know one of them when there's a. they want to come in. on the surface say which are appears to be a harmonious cosmopolis of the city. but through the middle of it runs a mob of. invisible. but divides it seventy thousand inhabitants along religious lines. around the theater. and the nazi. a sham duffey them of the nets and to. come up with. beautiful souls and then. you have. them. and.
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this is the impoverished hillside neighborhood of principally alfonzo. disaffected inhabitants cite examples of official neglect contributing to their poverty and despair. this is where the heart of say which is muslims live. and those muslims who feel marginalized make no secret of where their allegiances line. we. want to know for every friday they pray for the health and prosperity of the king the king of morocco.
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oh. television was leaving the scene and the. who work. for. the lamb and were still. born in a home. that in a sea the thoughts of us or may not be buffeted here in europe or not a home. part of our home. the feel heavier medina that only connected to who we should be and the thought pattern in a city here here let the thoughtful i'll tell you the words you have a few minutes that i will see mean i let you know you at the you know. there was even home a little bit of the. it's a scene
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a first communion or often played out in mainland spain the priest officiating doesn't see any divisions between same christians and muslims. no no you have outcomes that are you're going to get a lot of you need so many people sitting in the door sort of you know manage it all all that here and there have been a lot of that i think into only that it some we've got a reality in following dog and i can you get all the more that i'm all that you know this i will add nothing that i've not been to the moment about my say that you know what i feel what happened to put out the last you know all that is what i mean you know my mind on the bad you know the fat intake of a low income which i know the money that you know i you want a low noise but i still favor vessel faith but of course some of the money that that would be that would be better than. just say the city of souter is spain's footprint on the very northern tip of africa
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and five african migrants the shortest way into europe. to stop them europe is build. a double barbed wire fence it's a modern version of the great wall of china and more recently the birdland wall while those walls relied on height and guards to keep outsiders of a spanish fans bristles with electronic surveillance gear but the purpose is the same. offensive replaced much lower was too easily breached with the result battle for the truly desperate saulteaux became a stepping stone into continental europe. and the words. of my morning.
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smart. being you know. the. difficult is. those who still charms their luck wait in the surrounding forests but if course they're transported back to their countries of origin by the moroccan or qualities. now though there are a growing demand for a more constructive approach to bring about a lasting solution to the problem of illegal immigration. throughout time and even to drop by say. what you have. i said. i see a gun i go ahead. on that i feel that it is just awful you know this appropriate bicycle nothing i'm going to get out of a book. by saying. well
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let's see can that be. placed on me. but i want to let. me know if. i'm. to see those programs in action when asked to cross the mainland spade on the other side of the mediterranean. this is the bay of comedy is. there on the twenty fifth of october two thousand and three a local man was shot by the sites of thirty five male corpses. washed ashore close
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to his. twelve of them were from the same room with me. to see. the corpse of young people. here in the seaside. for forecasting it was a very. heavy experience. when we found that the people we take our cars with our own money and we went tomorrow we were to find their people. in bed. because benny morale is up plays with our heights right off a ration and we decided to go there i'm displaying there reeks of illegal immigration adverted then data it course is best.
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to get me for the man. who is a schoolteacher decided to take action if founded a charity called solly that is the director to ensure that the little moroccan village of. does not lose any more of its husband's. he's constantly encouraging others to join him. easily that we have the very term we all are volunteers we spend our own money we put our cars our own work we don't the theft of. money public money because we've seen that people have to change inside when people change inside is able to change the world. and the change that raphael and his charity is aiming to bring about is in the
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minds of hansal of residents who still view migration as their only salvation paying little attention to the well known rules. even knowing that. cross a. router it was very dangerous and that many of their friends and parents were dead because of that sound of their young people from one salah wanted to cross browser here and. what makes the approach of this charity so innovative is not its idealism but its pragmatism in linking the economic interests of spanish citizens with the well being of those in a remote iraq and village. it costs taxpayers in spain two thousand euros every time that a drowned man is sent back in a coffin so far better to spend that in developing the migrants place of origin and
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adoption of sorts that others can emulate we wanted to make from their home salah a good place to leave because it these are good places to live. we have started building a small clinic a classroom for the children. we have started to given them. in order to avoid to adopt a little children work in the in the country because we understood that that is better data literacy and remain in the school i mean because if they are working in the country there is a possibility that if they try to any rate because they don't get enough money to leave but if they are study they have. a possibility of developing.
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this imaginative grassroots initiative is it all with the fencing and policing approach favored by the european governments of fortress europe. souter's barbed wire barrier may for a time at least stop the flow. but it does nothing to remove the injury underlying causes. for different eras of. our air something artificial. and at the end it is not going to us top people it is not going to stop or even ration it is can control illegal immigration but it is not going to a stop or even. in order to stop illegal immigration we have to shane our mentality prior to the mentality have to shane too in africa
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because they are in africa they have to understand that they have to work in protecting they are all me interested in developing their all economies. surges is a radical shift in our thinking realize ation was no. sooner or later defense in sofia is going down sooner or later because france fancies can to stop if people. from many years i go up to now people have to pay me rate. and is it going to happen this time in the future so fantasies. are not official russia. east to all perm i work hard. because there mainframes it's
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places inside. the film you've just seen it was first broadcast almost ten years ago when the number of migrant deaths from spanish territory had reached its peak. the world's media only started to take notice when the drowned audience of african migrants began washing ashore on the tourist beaches of the spanish canary i lose. spain's response was to stiffen its border security but despite all the effort and expense spent on beefing up its buddhas migration is on the rise. migrants hoping to be among the lucky few to reach the other side have often rushed the border fence shown in the c.c.t.v.
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footage released by the spanish government sometimes the consequence is a tragic. on one occasion and say uta and twenty fourteen at least fourteen african migrants drowned when trying to swim their way from morocco to spain. these pictures show spanish buddha guts firing rubber bullets and smoke canisters to would survive this as they swim across the border. those who made it alive were to put it back to morocco on the other side of the. a spokesperson from the spanish ministry of interior said that shots fired one aimed at the swimmers and claimed their response was proportional. today this is no longer an issue isolated in a faraway spanish and played. the number of people hoping to reach europe has swelled by huge wave of refugees from was in syria iraq and afghanistan.
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thousands of people attesting here of the buddhist by the sea from libya to. and from taki to greece and then continuing overland to europe's more affluent countries. these scenes of from hungary as refugees attempt to travel west we are humans where the humanity where the world to see us look everyone here they are fatherless we don't need anything just a troll it's. just good like on top of the world is not a good joke. in response europe is building moves today there are five existing fences across the continent with at least one of the. six either in construction scheduled. but. most of these rules separate e.u.
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nations from countries outside the union but some fences a planned between member states a move that's against the spirit of the e.u. according to the e.u.'s foreign policy chief europe was built on the idea that walls have to hold down europe was built on the idea of coming together. there are more refugees and migrants traveling around the wards within africa within asia than those that are coming to europe this to say we have as europeans to put things in perspective and to realize that it is not only a european phenomenon it is a global move. starting from wars conflicts poverty natural disasters climate change it is the world that is going in that direction people move out of desperation out of hope and we have to learn how to manage this. without a political solution in sight migrants and refugees remain undeterred taking on
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increasingly dangerous routes into europe. when we where in that border in the sea i was standing on one leg and raising my son on the other while still in order to get him up from the water because the water was still here. the latest news as it breaks the government of maui so maggie has pushed to have a series of laws that it says will make argentina's economy more competitive with detailed coverage in two thousand and sixteen when the government stopped so he doesn't read all the cost of college or jumped by sixty percent the queues disappear at least for a year from around the world the military and the establishment in the capital bangkok know that it's very difficult for them to win support in parts of thailand like this please.
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and then reported on the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dry riverbeds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. june nineteenth sixty seventy six days they redrew the map of the middle east this record of victory of the israeli army in that war was
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the greatest tragedy in the history of islam fifty years later al-jazeera explores the events leading to the war and its consequences which are still felt today we tried everything we went to the united nations we tried to make a shirt has contacts through different countries and it was clear that all this was to know if the war in june at this time. this is al jazeera. hello i'm so robin you're watching the al-jazeera news our life while headquarters here in doha.


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