The End of the 'Sand Curtain'? Morocco, Normalization & the Western Sahara  

Published November 24th, 2020 - 07:47 GMT
A wall runs through the Western Sahara for over a thousand miles /AFP
A wall runs through the Western Sahara for over a thousand miles /AFP
Since the beginning of the year, reports have circulated that Morocco is seeking to normalize ties with Israel in exchange for recognition of Morocco’s rule of Western Sahara. On 13 November, Moroccan troops entered the UN buffer-zone near Guerguerat, territory controlled by the Polisario Front (PF) since the declaration of a ceasefire in 1991. The PF has responded with a declaration of war, claiming thousands of volunteers in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) were ready to fight.

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