Morocco: Activists, protestors reaffirm solidarity with Palestine
Moroccan demonstrators raised slogans calling for the criminalization of normalization, reaffirming their position of solidarity with Palestinian and the righteous cause its people fight for.
Dozens of Moroccan human rights activists demonstrated, on Wednesday, in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to express their solidarity with Palestine, against the daily murder of the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).
They also denounced the normalization of relations between Morocco and "Israel", which began in late 2020.
The demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and pictures of the martyrs of the Jenin massacre. They also raised slogans in their demonstrations calling for the criminalization of normalization, affirming that the Palestinian cause has been "entrusted to us" and that normalization is a betrayal of that trust. Furthermore, the demonstrators chanted for the freedom of the Palestinian land.
The demonstration was called for by the "Moroccan Front for Supporting Palestine and Against Normalization" and the "National Action Group for Palestine", which are known for their continued and open defense of the Palestinian cause in Morocco.
تضامنا مع الشعب الفلسطيني وشجبا لوحشية الاحتلال ومن أجل مطالبة المنتظم الدولي بتحمل المسؤولية الكاملة أمام جرائم الكيان المحتل ... تدعو الجبهة المغربية لدعم فلسطين وضد التطبيع ومجموعة العمل الوطنية من أجل فلسطين/المغرب عموم المواطنين والمواطنات للاحتجاج أمام البرلمان 👇 pic.twitter.com/q4Pae9PGnA— سيدي محمد بستاتي BOUSTATI (@BoustatiSidi) January 31, 2023
Morocco, "Israel" Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz and Morocco's Minister in charge of defense administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi, signed, in November 2021, a memorandum of understanding on security cooperation between the two sides.
During his visit to Rabat, Gantz said the signed memorandum paves the way for military sales and cooperation between "Israel" and Morocco after the two upgraded their diplomatic relations last year.
A source familiar with the "memorandum of understanding" said that it does not include specific defense agreements, but it does provide a legal and regulatory framework for holding such agreements in the future.
In the same context, Israeli media mentioned that Gantz visited the mausoleum of the King of Morocco Mohammed V in the capital, Rabat.
Morocco has previously received an Israeli security advisor and the Israeli occupation Foreign Minister since the resumption of relations between the two last year.
However, this is the first time an Israeli security minister pays an official visit to the Kingdom.
The trip aims to "set the foundation for all future security cooperation between "Israel" and Morocco," a source familiar with the visit told AFP.
"Until now there has been some level of cooperation; this truly formalizes it," the source added.
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