In struggles for West Sahara and West Bank, thorny parallels may loom for Israel

Sahrawi children from Western Sahara sit in their classroom in the Smara refugee camp near Tindouf, south-western Algeria, March 4, 2016. (AP/ Toukik Doudou). They are both rugged regions claimed by an indigenous population but ruled by a UN member state in a seemingly neverending struggle. They have both seen periods of violent fighting and are riven by a physical barrier built for security. They are both the subject of countless UN resolutions, international condemnations, and US-brokered peace plans. They are both places where US President Donald Trump’s administration has upended decades of consensus by favoring the ruling party’s claims. Not to mention, they both have “west” in their names.

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