AFTER a wait of more than ten years, the Balearic Muslim League has secured a space for burial for those of the Islamic faith in Palma's Son Valenti cemetery.
The League is now satisfied that burials can be conducted according to their faith and that the plots have renewable five-year rental agreements.
There are some 30'000 Muslims in the Balearics so the League said yesterday it hoped that the land which has been allocated to them by Palma City Council would be extended in the future.
Francisco Jimenez, President of the Muslim League said that Son Valenti cemetery was just the beginning. The aim now is to ask all town councils in municipalities in the Balearics where there are Muslim communities for space in local cemeteries for Islamic burials.