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In Blow to US Efforts, Morocco Says No to Normalization with Israel

Palestine Chronicle | August 24, 2020

Morocco will not follow the lead of the United Arab Emirates and normalize with Israel, the country’s Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El-Othmani said during a high-level political meeting late on Sunday.

El-Othmani told members of his Justice and Development Party that Morocco “refuses to normalize relations with the Zionist entity (referring to Israel) because this will embolden it to further breach the rights of the Palestinian people.”

The top Moroccan official reiterated that the country’s King, government and people will remain steadfast in defense of the rights of the Palestinian people and Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem (Al-Quds).

“In 1993, Morocco and Israel had low-level diplomatic ties following the signing of the Oslo Accords between the Palestinians and Israel,” Anadolu news agency reported on Monday.

“However, Rabat suspended the relations with Israel following the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising in 2000,” Anadolu added.

On August 13, Israel and the UAE have reached a deal that is expected to lead to “full normalization of relations” between the small Arab nation and Israel in an agreement that US President Donald Trump brokered.

August 24, 2020 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This makes my day! Hope Morocco remains steadfast with the Palestinians…pressure must be and will continue to be enormous to “bend the knee” to Zionism. Resist! Resist! Viva Palestine! (Kudos to Morocco here at least…don’t admire its position in the occupied adjacent territory (Western Sahara?).)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | August 24, 2020 | Reply


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