Equipe Media 18/05/2023
Occupied Western Sahara
In a passionate address aiming to achieve peace and justice, Hmad Hammad, a prominent Sahrawi activist and former victim of enforced disappearance, emphasized that the independence of Western Sahara stands as a fundamental factor in resolving the long-standing conflict. By shedding light on the underlying issues and motivations surrounding the dispute, Hmad Hammad underscored the importance of recognizing Western Sahara as an independent state.
At the core of Hmad Hammad’s plea lies a resolute belief that the key to achieving peace in Western Sahara is by granting the region its independence. He firmly asserted that Morocco’s invasion and occupation of Western Sahara were primarily driven by its desire to exploit the abundant natural resources found within the territory. Hmad Hammad reiterated that the pursuit of these resources, including phosphate mines, fishing grounds, and various minerals like iron and gold, constituted the primary motivation behind Morocco’s actions.