FouseSquawk is reporting on news about a significant recent increase in the number of asylum seekers entering Belgium from Gaza. He has translated two articles from Joods Actuelle, a Belgian (Flemish) Jewish site. His summary:
The former Belgian minister for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, has complained publicly that his successor has increased the number of asylum seekers admitted into the country from 50-60 a day to 191 a day, the largest group coming from Gaza. He has made a video in Flemish in which he says he understands the fear of the Jewish community about this migration.
Read the two complete translations from the Dutch at FouseSquawk.
In addition, I sent a French-language article on the topic to our French translator Nathalie and asked her to evaluate it. We decided that it was too technical to warrant a complete translation, although Francophones may find it useful.
Nathalie sent this summary, plus some additional observations:
It’s a technical analysis of the number of asylum seekers’ requests in Belgium. A threshold of 60 or even 50 registered requests per day would be put into place by the State Secretary for Asylum and Migration. The article analyses the countries the asylum seekers say they come from (Palestine, Gaza, Syria)
There are lots of numbers and statistics. The Belgians already know what happened to their countries [Flanders and Wallonia], and the English-speaking world would probably benefit from more “real life” stories.
What Americans must know is that life in Europe has fallen from smiling faces, carefree days on the beach, and pretty girls dressed like Brigitte Bardot from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s to a life under siege.
Less than an hour ago, the neighbours got their recycling bin knocked over and the contents strewn all over the road. The perpetrators were males from the Dark Continent.
I saw someone on an English popular forum/online pub (they do post links to GoV sometimes) call them ‘woodpilers’. I guess the British are trying to circumvent the new censorship laws…
Note: The photo at the top of this post is from a “Palestinian” demonstration in Austria in 2014. It is used generically, and is not intended to represent actual events in Belgium.