Moroccans continue to voice anti-Israel views in Casa


Despite Rabat’s continued normalisation of ties with Israel, Moroccans are emphasising that they want nothing to do with the Middle Eastern state, reports Africa News. 

The anti-Israel message was clear at a protest in Casablanca on November 26 as the furious crowd of tens of thousands called for an end to the normalisation of ties, waved Palestinian flags and chanted Pro-Palestine slogans. 

The north African country originally begun having ties with Israel in December 2020 as part of the Abraham Accords. Also as part of the deal, Morocco’s sovereignty over the disputed territory of the Western Sahara was recognised by then American President Donald Trump. 

Nabila Mounib, the General Secretary of the Unified Socialist Party, said, “What we need is not a truce, but a definitive ceasefire so that we can sit down together and give peace a chance, the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital, the possibility of the return of all the exiles from the entire Palestinian diaspora and the release of the prisoners in the jails of the Zionist state.” 

Since the beginning of last month, numerous pro-Palestinian demonstrations have taken place in Tangier, Rabat and Casablanca and the message remains the same, “stop associating with Israel”. 

Neighbouring countries have also shown their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people. In Tunisia, following a postponement of a vote that would criminalise having ties with Israel, outrage broke out on the streets of Tunis just a stone’s throw away from the parliament. 

There are speculations that the Moroccan people’s vocal anti-Israel stance will leave the Abraham Accords in tatters despite King Mohammed VI saying that the country will have ties with Israel for the foreseeable future. 

Airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) suspended all flights to and from Tel-Aviv and recently, an Israeli liason office in the capital was forced to close following the condemnation by Rabat of Israel’s war crimes.   

Africa News


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