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Palestinians seeking asylum stranded at Barcelona Airport for days

Catalonia's regional Minister of Feminism and Equality (R) Tania Verge takes at the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona on May 26, 2021 [LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images]

The Catalan Minister for Equality urged the Spanish government on Friday to take better care of a group of 39 Palestinians who solicited asylum at Barcelona Airport earlier this week, Anadolu News Agency reports. "We remind the state that the duty to protect is an international obligation, and demand authorities to give these people access to the state reception program while their asylum requests are being processed," Tania Verge said in a statement. On Monday, 39 Palestinians with Lebanese passports took advantage of a flight layover in Barcelona to apply for asylum in Spain. Their flight took off from Cairo, bound for Quito, Ecuador. Spanish media reported that they have been stuck at the airport for days while their cases […]

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