By Kamal Fadel
Independent Australia, 6 January 2021
On December 10, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognise Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara in return for it establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.
Western Sahara is a territory considered by the United Nations (UN) as Africa’s last colony, whose people are entitled to the right to self-determination.
Trump’s decision is contrary to what the International Court of Justice concluded in 1975: that Morocco did not have any claim to territorial rights in Western Sahara.(cont….)