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Illegal immigrants risk new sea route to Europe

Sixty-five years ago, the rickety boats fighting through the towering waves of the Mediterranean towards a new home were crammed with Jews escaping Nazi persecution. Today the boats are plying in the opposite direction, towards Europe, and increasingly their cargo is Palestinians – fleeing the living hell of Palestine. At least seven people died and 24 are missing feared dead after a 30 metre-long wooden fishing boat packed with 150 refugees, most of them Palestinians, was pummelled by Force Eight waves and broke up on the beach of Roccella Jonica in Calabria, on the heel of the Italian boot, on Sunday night. Full Story

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