RABAT (Press TV) – Hundreds of people have reportedly staged demonstrations across Morocco to express solidarity with the Palestinian cause and denounce Rabat’s agreement to normalize relations with the Zionist regime in a deal brokered with the help of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
A large crowd took to the streets in the North African country’s largest port city of Casablanca, waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans in condemnation of the "shameful” normalization agreement between the Zionist regime and Morocco.
They also slammed the occupying regime’s ongoing crimes against Palestinian people.
This came after it was announced that a delegation from Morocco will visit the occupied territories over the weekend to work on advancing bilateral diplomatic ties.
Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video statement on Saturday that the sides will discuss reopening liaison offices, establishing embassies and launching direct flights between the occupied territories and Rabat.
During a "warm and friendly” telephone conversation on Friday, Netanyahu extended an invitation for Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to visit to the occupied territories and the two agreed to continue contacts in order to advance the normalization agreement in the weeks ahead, a statement from the Zionist premier’s office said.
The Zionist regime and Morocco agreed on December 10 to normalize relations in a deal brokered by the United States, making the North African country the fourth Arab state this year to strike a deal aimed at establishment of relations with the regime. The others were the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.
Trump sealed the agreement in a phone call with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. As part of the agreement, the U.S. president agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara region.
Hazem Qassem, a spokesman for the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, reacted to announcement that Morocco will normalize relations with Israel, denouncing the deal.
"This is a sin and it doesn’t serve the Palestinian people. The Israeli occupation uses every new normalization deal to increase its aggression against the Palestinian people and increase its settlement expansion,” he said at the time.