Moroccans demand revocation of their Country’s Normalization of ties with Israel. On Sunday, there were many rallies across Morocco supporting Palestinians bombed in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army. Protesters have condemned the new normalization of ties between their nation and the Jewish State.
An AFP journalist said that in the city center of Rabat, almost a thousand demonstrators condemned the “violence committed by Israel against the Palestinians” and the restoration of diplomacy between Morocco and Israel.
The protesters sang “Free Palestine, Zionists get out” or “The people want the fall of normalization” as they brandished Palestinian flags. Hebrew state flags were also destroyed.
The same echoes were heard in many Moroccan towns, including the Casablanca economic capital and Marrakech tourist capital, where protesters called for “the liberation of Palestine” and “the abolition of normalisation,” according to clips that were shared live on social networks.
Morocco was the fourth Arab nation to declare a normalization of its ties with Israel in 2020, encouraged by former US President Donald Trump’s government.
Considering it a “national cause” in the Kingdom, the Palestinian cause mobilizes civil society and certain left-wing political parties and Islamists who are against this normalization.
The deal is geopolitical, though, since it is associated with the US approval of Moroccan “sovereignty” over Western Sahara’s contested territories.
At least 192 people, including 58 teenagers, have been killed since Monday in the Gaza Strip. The IDF bombed the place with a barrage of rockets from Hamas— in the Palestinian enclave–and hundreds of Palestinians were wounded in fighting with the Israeli police in East Jerusalem, shot in “solidarity.”
Morocco sent humanitarian aid on Saturday to the Palestinian Territories
On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, King Mohamed VI, had instructed to send immediate humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In this context, a second flight was operated, and 20 tonnes of essential foodstuffs, urgent medications, and blankets were shipped.
Aid will be obtained in Amman by the Palestinian Ambassador in Jordan in the presence of the Kingdom of Morocco Ambassador and the delegate of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO). Nasser Bourita’s department also said that an equivalent assistance shipment will be shipped to the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on two other aircraft, before being transferred to Gaza.
Morocco’s first humanitarian aid consisted of 30 tonnes of basic provisions, 10 tonnes of drugs for emergencies, and blankets. This Royal Decision is part of the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian cause and unity with the Palestinian people.