Is Morocco about to pull out of Abraham Accords?


Morocco expressed its discontent on November 2 at the repeated attacks in Gaza, reports Moroccan news outlet Le Desk.  

Since Hamas’ brutal assault on Israel on October 7, around 9,200 Palestinians have been slaughtered by Israeli forces in the blockaded Palestinian enclave. 

A statement by the country’s foreign ministry said that Morocco expressed “great concern and deep indignation” over “the worsening of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip,”  

The statement came hot on the heels of Bahrain announcing that it was effectively withdrawing from the Abraham Accords, as it removed its ambassador in Tel Aviv, cut economic ties and stopped all direct flights to Israel.

The North African country have been shocked at the massacre of thousands in less than a month and have particularly highlighted Israel’s attacks on hospitals and refugee camps. 

Just as recently as October 31, the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza was pummeled as the Hamas-run health ministry noted that 50 people were killed and 150 wounded however a hospital near the camp claimed that it had received 400 casualties including 120 dead. 

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Israel has also recently confirmed that their troops have completely encircled Gaza City. 

Although Morocco agreed to normalise ties with Israel, it, like the Maghreb region more generally, has been more sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. 

The normalisation of ties with the Middle Eastern country began when Morocco signed the Abraham Accords back in December 2020. 

As Morocco has strongly condemned an increasingly hostile Israel, some have noted that the agreement could be in jeopardy due to the kingdom potentially withdrawing from it.

Le Desk


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