Moroccans reject normalization of ties with Israel

2021-12-16 15:56:51

The people of Morocco have been holding protests to condemn the North African country’s recent normalization of ties and military cooperation agreement with the Israeli regime.

Moroccans consider such a move as betrayal to the Palestinian cause and a threat to the whole region.

Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan signed agreements to normalize relations with Israel in 2020 as part of the so-called Abraham Accords, brokered by the previous US administration.

The normalization deals have sparked widespread protests in these countries, pointing to the overwhelming divide between the rulers and the people.

The normalization deals have also been condemned by all Palestinian political factions, who have termed it a betrayal of their cause.

Morocco’s decision to normalize ties with Israel came after former US President Donald Trump recognized the North African country’s “sovereignty” over Western Sahara, which has been at the center of a decades-old territorial row between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front.

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra warned earlier in December of deteriorating ties with Morocco amid the increasing military cooperation between its neighbor and Israel.


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