The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, is being singled out by his own citizens who accuse him of acting against their will. What is it all about?
In Morocco, six organisations and coalitions of associations have condemned, Saturday, January 30, the opening of Israel’s liaison office in Rabat, which was announced last week with the arrival of chargé d’affaires David Goffrin, Yabiladi noted. According to the newspaper, these organizations and coalitions of associations felt that this move approved by Morocco was « in defiance of the will of the Moroccan people ».
The appeal, which was signed by the Moroccan Democratic Network of Solidarity with Peoples, the Moroccan Coalition of Human Rights Associations, the BDS Movement Morocco, the Moroccan Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (MACBI), the Moroccan Committee for Support to the Causes of the Nation and the Committee for Solidarity with the Palestinian People in Casablanca, comes one month after the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel.
The opening of Israel’s liaison office in Rabat comes, in fact, after the normalisation of relations between Morocco and Israel wanted by former US President Donald Trump, who, in return, promised King Mohammed VI the recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. « Deal » accepted by the Alawite sovereign. What, in the eyes of the organisations and coalitions of associations, is an initiative « subject to the dictates of American imperialism and the Zionist entity ».
« We can only condemn, in the strongest terms, the fact of accepting to receive terrorist leaders and war criminals on our land and allow them to sow their racist ideology in our country, while threatening the social cohesion of our people and peace in our region, » say the organizations and coalitions of associations, in a statement taken up by Yabiladi.
The organisations and coalitions of associations reiterate, still according to the newspaper, their calls to come back on this normalisation agreement and to abandon it, « out of respect for the unshakeable and honourable positions of the Moroccan people and its living forces, in esteem for the souls of the martyrs who fell in defence of the Palestinian people’s right to liberate their land, to build an independent democratic state with Al-Quds as its capital ».