Moroccans demand halt to ties with Israel over attacks on Gaza

2023-12-11 17:02:05
Moroccans demand halt to ties with Israel over attacks on Gaza

Moroccans marched in the capital Rabat on Sunday urging the North African nation’s government to cut ties with Israel in protest against continued Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, which have killed nearly 20,000 civilians.

About 3,000 demonstrators took to the streets waving Palestinian flags and chanting, "Palestine is not for sale" and "resistance go ahead to victory and liberation."

The crowds also chanted, "The people want an end to normalization," pressing the Moroccan government to reverse the country's United States-facilitated détente with Israel in 2020.

This is not the first time Moroccans have demonstrated to protest Israel's ferocious military aggression against Gaza.

Sunday's march, however, was the first to be called by the opposition Justice and Development Party, which led the Morocco's elected government from 2011 until 2021.

The participants also urged a boycott of those brands that support Israel, while condemning the United States' heavy military and political backing for the regime's genocide in Gaza.

Starting on October 7, the occupying regime launched a devastating onslaught on Gaza following a surprise operation by the territory's resistance groups, dubbed Operation al-Aqsa Storm.

According to Gaza's Health Ministry, the Israeli aggression has so far killed around 18,000 people and injured nearly 49,000 others.

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