RABAT (Dispatches) – Nearly six months into his deployment to Morocco, the Zionist regime’s head of mission to the North African country is still working from his hotel, as he struggles to find premises for his office.
David Govrin was named head of the occupying regime’s liaison office in Morocco in January after Rabat normalized relations with the regime late last year, becoming the fourth Arab country to do so in the past nearly two years. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain normalized ties with the Zionist regime in September last year while Sudan followed suit earlier this year.
Prior to this Egypt and Jordan were the only country to have signed treaties with the occupying regime in 1979 and 1994 respectively.
In exchange, the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to recognize Morocco’s claim over the disputed Western Sahara region.
According to media reports in Morocco as well as the occupied territories, people in the capital Rabat have refused to rent to the regime’s emissary.
“The agency hired to find accommodation for Govrin found an appropriate residence in a residential compound in an upscale area in Rabat, and Govrin agreed and thought that the flat had the required security measures,” the local Assahifa website reported last week.
“However, the problem was that the owners categorically refused to rent their properties to the Israeli diplomat as soon as they knew who he was.”
The newspaper quoted a Morocco source as saying the same thing had happened “in other residential compounds in the area”.
Govrin, a former ambassador to Egypt, is still staying at a Rabat hotel, the newspaper said.
The announcement of the normalization of ties with the regime in December had sparked uproar in Morocco, where several protests were held to denounce the move.
More recently, thousands of Moroccans marched in cities across the country to denounce the latest 11-day Zionist bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, with the ruling Justice and Development Party demanding the closure of the occupying regime’s liaison office.