“They Should Know We Are No Longer Part of This” – Italy Bars Two More Immigrant Ships from Ports
The Italian government barred two more migration ships from Africa on Saturday.
Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini demanded that the Netherlands recall their two Dutch-flagged NGO migrant ships that transport migrants from the African coast to Italy.
A fleet of NGO ships work around the clock to deliver “refugees” to Italy. A number of the organizations sponsoring ships in the armada are funded in part by organizations run by billionaire George Soros.
The Italian government told the Dutch ships: “They should know we are no longer part of this illegal immigration”.
The Guardian reported:
Italy’s interior minister has sparked a new migration crisis in the Mediterranean by barring two rescue boats from bringing refugees to shore, a week .
“Two other ships with the flag of Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers,” Matteo Salvini, the leader of the anti-immigrant party the League, wrote on his Facebook page. “These gentlemen know that Italy no longer wants to be complicit in the business of illegal immigration, and therefore will have to look for other ports [not Italian] where to go.”
Italy’s closure of its ports to the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which was carrying 620 people, triggered warnings from aid agencies of a deadly summer at sea for people trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Axel Steier, the co-founder of Mission Lifeline which operates the Lifeline ship, said his crew had rescued more than 100 migrants off Libya on Friday in an operation with a US warship, and transferred them to a Turkish merchant vessel.
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After #Aquarius and #seawatch3 the next two NGO ships #lifeline and #seefuchs have another loads of immigrants to bring to Italy/Europe. Get away from the coast of Lybia. Pay attention, you have no authorisation to dock on italian ports. #chiudiamoiporti #Salvini pic.twitter.com/wAzaxZEDV8
— Enzo Ron (@EnzoRon2) June 16, 2018