RABAT (Dispatches) – A major Islamic movement in Morocco has called on the government to reverse its normalization of relations with the Zionist regime and expel the occupying regime’s envoy to the North African country.
“We must put pressure on authorities and state institutions in Morocco to retract the normalization agreement concluded with Israel, expel the Israeli ambassador [David Govrin] from Rabat, and recall the Moroccan ambassador [Abderrahim Beyyoudh] from Tel Aviv,” Abdul Rahim al-Sheikhi, the head of the Unification and Reform Movement, said in a speech during a national youth festival.
“Support for the Palestinian cause in the face of the Israeli Occupation is not simply for the sake of defending Palestine, but rather protects us against the repercussions of normalization,” he added.
“Israel, through normalization, is seeking to infiltrate into our educational system and media outlets to falsify events, propagate the Zionist narrative, obliterate the Palestinian cause, and compel our people and generations to accept such injustice.”
The head of the Unification and Reform Movement went on to say that the occupying Israeli regime will continue to be Morocco’s enemy hidden under the guise of normalization.
“The Moroccan nation must offer necessary support to the Palestinian cause at the same time as it opposes normalization. Palestinian resistance factions have disrupted the calculations of those favoring normalization [with the Zionist regime], and revived the Palestinian cause among Arab nations,” Sheikhi said.
The occupying regime and Morocco agreed on December 10, 2020 to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of Trump’s administration, making the North African country the fourth Arab state that year to strike a normalization deal with the regime. The others were the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan
However, people in these countries are strongly against the deal.
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.
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.”