Moroccan people protest Knesset Speaker visit to Rabat
People across Morocco organize a mass demonstration in the capital city, Rabat, to protest the visit of the Israeli Occupation Knesset Speaker, Amir Ohana, denouncing normalization and reaffirming their support of the Palestinian cause.
Dozens of Moroccans marched in the capital, Rabat, to protest against the visit of the Speaker of the Israeli occupation Knesset, Amir Ohana, to the country. Protestors raised slogans denouncing the normalization of relations between Morroco and "Israel".
Slogans raised read "No normalization with the occupier, resistance is the solution", "From Rabat and Palestine, one people, not two", and "Morocco is a free land, Ohana get out". Moreover, the demonstrators also burned the Israeli flag during the protest.
Ohana arrived in Morocco, on Wednesday, and provoked citizens by visiting popular markets.
The occupation's Speaker was known for his extremist opinions and his close ties with the Israeli Police Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.
In contrast, Moroccan media reported that the Israeli official discussed with Moroccan government officials ways to "promote normalization", especially in the "security field."
Moroccan palace decries party over anti-normalization statement
Morocco's royal palace earlier in March asked the largest Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD), to stop taking aim at the country's normalization ties with the Israeli occupation after the party rebuked the Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita for defending "Israel".
A week prior, the PJD stressed that its "general secretariat condemns the recent stand by the foreign minister in which he appears to be defending the zionist entity... at a time the Israeli occupation continues its criminal aggression against our Palestinian brothers."
Morocco normalized ties with the Israeli occupation in late 2020 after signing a deal brokered by the Trump administration that included Washington's recognition of Rabat's sovereignty over Western Sahara, a disputed territory where the Polisario Front seeks to establish its own state.
The Moroccan royal palace insisted that the country's foreign policy was a prerogative of the King and it would not be "subject to blackmail."
Since normalizing ties, Morocco and the Israeli occupation have signed cooperation agreements, including a security pact.