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Moroccan protesters denounce ‘massacres’ in Gaza

Casablanca &#8211 1000’s of persons protested in Morocco&#8217s professional capital Casablanca late on Friday versus &#8220massacres&#8221 in the Gaza Strip and versus the region&#8217s normalisation of ties with Israel.

The protest &#8212 the newest big-scale rally of its kind in Morocco &#8212 was called by the banned but tolerated Islamist group Al Adl Wal Ihssane.

The group also organised comparable gatherings in the money Rabat and the port of Tangier.

The demonstrations had been held to mark the past Friday in the holy fasting month of Ramadan, and Quds (Jerusalem) Day when annual rallies in aid of the Palestinans are held close to the area.

&#8220Normalisation is a hoax!&#8221 and &#8220Down with the occupation!&#8221, protesters chanted in Casablanca, with the war amongst Israel and the Palestinian Islamist motion Hamas about to enter its seventh thirty day period.

In late 2020, Morocco recognized diplomatic ties with Israel less than the United States-brokered Abraham Accords which saw related moves by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

As section of the deal, Rabat gained Washington&#8217s recognition of its declare to sovereignty more than the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Considering that the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza started on October 7, substantial-scale demonstrations in the North African kingdom have termed for the abrogation of the normalisation deal.

&#8220We came to say &#8216no&#8217 to the barbaric massacres Israel is committing versus Palestinians, to the destruction in Gaza&#8230 and to the silence of the Arab states,&#8221 protest organiser Mohammed Riahi instructed AFP.

Casablanca lawyer Mohammed Ennouini, 51, claimed: &#8220Normalising ties between Arab states and Israel provides it the inexperienced light-weight to preserve killing civilians.&#8221

Rabat has officially denounced what it said had been &#8220flagrant violations of the provisions of intercontinental regulation&#8221 by Israel in its war towards Hamas, but has not presented any indicator that normalisation with Israel would be undone.

According to the health ministry in the Hamas-operate Gaza Strip, at least 33,091 people today have been killed in the territory in the course of the war.

It commenced following Hamas&#8217s October 7 attack which still left 1,170 persons, mainly civilians, lifeless in southern Israel, in accordance to an AFP tally of Israeli official figures.

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