Moroccans condemn Zionist infiltration of educational institutions
The Moroccan National Action Group for Palestine and other anti-Zionist groups warn against the Israeli infiltration of Moroccan educational institutions.
The Moroccan National Action Group for Palestine and the Moroccan Observatory Against Normalization warned Sunday against the escalation in the Zionist infiltration of Moroccan educational institutions through the acceleration in Rabat's normalization with the Israeli occupation and the dangers of normalization for the country as a whole.
The two anti-Israeli groups warned in a letter sent to the National Union of Higher Education in Morocco that they have recorded "a number of infiltrations by the Zionist intelligence services, discreetly and publicly, to college campuses."
"These infiltrations took place through so-called scientific and research activities that were given misleading descriptions and names by the officers and leaders of the Zionist army in several Moroccan universities. This was done with great secrecy over their true identities," the groups said.
The letter sent out to the academic union also underlined the dangers of the Israeli occupation infiltrating the educational system for the future of Morocco and its youth.
The anti-normalization activists saw that the Moroccan minister of education signing a so-called memorandum of understanding with the Israeli occupation "set the stage for the Zionist infiltration of the Moroccan universities." They also called on the union's members to block everything related to Zionism from infiltrating the kingdom's universities and high education institutions.
The letter called for the Moroccan public to pay attention and vigilance to the Israeli occupation's infiltration of the educational system in Morocco.
The head of the Moroccan Observatory against Normalization, Ahmed Wehman, saw "the Zionist infiltration of the Moroccan universities as targeting of the country's elites." It is an investment in tightening control over Morocco and its capabilities through "Tel Aviv" rendering the country's academic elite Zionists, as they would have the capabilities to occupy senior positions.
The educational normalization between Morocco and the Israeli occupation goes back to February 2021, when the Israeli and Moroccan education ministers agreed to launch a student exchange program and conduct educational contests in Arabic and Hebrew. These actions caused an uproar from Morocco's anti-normalization groups.
Rabat and "Tel Aviv" had announced on December 10, 2020, a rapprochement after the two severed ties in 2000 in light of the Palestinian Intifada. Since "Israel" and Morocco signed their US-brokered normalization agreement, they have been bolstering their ties, especially as Israeli ministers and officials visited Morocco and signed various agreements with Rabat.