¿Son comparables las situaciones en Palestina y en el Sahara Occidental? En el programa de Al Yazeera Tensions in Western Sahara (Inside Story), emitido a primeros de 2013 sobre la ex colonia española, varios especialistas en el conflicto respondían positivamente.
«Both involve the exit of former imperial powers, the arrival of forces from outside, alleged repression of the indigenous population, and the protection of the status quo by permanent members of the UN Security Council», escribía Tom Stevenson.
«France actively supports Morocco’s position, and although the US nominally supports holding the referendum, it has made no moves to resolve the conflict or to push for monitoring of human rights abuses. The UK, China, and Russia have largely remained silent.»
«But while the Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most high-profile news stories in the world, that in the Western Sahara remains little-known.»