Israeli minister of military affairs to visit Morocco

2021-11-15 22:28:46
Israeli minister of military affairs to visit Morocco

Israeli minister of military affairs Benny Gantz will visit Morocco later this month to sign a military deal after the North African nation normalized ties with the Israeli regime.

Morocco was one of four Arab countries that agreed to normalize ties with Israel last year under the so-called Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump administration, along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

Gantz is expected in Morocco Nov. 24-25. Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid visited Morocco in August to inaugurate a diplomatic liaison office in the capital, Rabat.

Israel and Morocco had low-level diplomatic relations in the 1990s, but Morocco cut them off after the second Palestinian uprising erupted in 2000.

The two countries maintained informal ties however.

The Abraham Accords have been widely condemned by Muslim and Arab nations. the Palestinians view the agreements as a betrayal to their goal of liberating Palestine from Israeli occupation.

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