Moroccans denounce Netanyahu's invitation, call to end normalization
King Mohammed VI's decision to invite Netanyahu to a state visit has been labeled a "betrayal" by Moroccans.
The Moroccan Action Group for Palestine described the recent invitation sent by King Mohammed VI to the Israeli Prime Minister as a catastrophe and a provocation to the Morrocan people.
In a statement, the group explained that the Israeli Prime Minister is not welcome in their country, affirming that normalization with "Israel" is a betrayal and will not achieve Morrocco's national interests.
On the contrary, the group said Rabat will suffer heavily on the moral, legal, and diplomatic levels.
It added, "The upcoming ill-fated visit comes in the context of David Govrin's return as head of the so-called diplomatic mission of the occupation, in a blatant challenge, and to prove the imposition of Zionist diktats on our country." It is worth noting that Gorvin was investigated over accusations related to his exploitation of Moroccan women and sexual assault.
The Moroccan Action Group for Palestine underlined the necessity to revise the decision of inviting the "criminal Netanyahu and his gang" to Morocco, seeing that the event would entrench on spiritual beliefs of Moroccans, specifically Muslim affiliation with Al-Aqsa Mosque.
On Thursday, Israeli media broke the news that King Mohammed VI invited the Israeli Prime Minister to a state visit.
The King sent a personal message to Netanyahu, thanking him for his government's recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, adding that the visit will "open new opportunities for strengthening the ties between our nations," according to the Israeli i24NEWS website.
It is worth noting that, earlier in June, Morocco's Foreign Minister announced the postponement of a summit gathering of the signatories to the so-called "Abraham Accords", which had been planned in Morocco this summer.
Bourita pointed out that the decision to postpone the so-called Al-Naqab Summit came as a result of agenda issues and an unfavorable political climate of "provocative and unilateral acts" that "undermine peace efforts in the region."
Morocco's continued work on normalizing relations with "Israel" marks a dangerous precedent, as it does so independently, outside of the US umbrella that included other normalizing Arab states such as Sudan, Egypt, and the UAE.