Morocco World News
Morocco World News
New York, Nov 19, 2012
Moroccan Foreign Minister, Saad Eddine Otmani is due to arrive in Gaza on Tuesday “to show support for and solidarity with the Palestinian people”, a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Monday.
This anticipated move by the Moroccan diplomacy comes six days after the Israeli armed forces escalated their attacks on Gaza.
Othmani will form part of the Arab delegation, headed by the Arab League’s Secretary General, Nabil El Arabi, that will visit the besieged Palestinian territory.
A statement issued by the Arab League on Sunday said that “The Arab ministerial delegation formed by the Arab foreign ministerial council will visit Gaza on Tuesday, headed by Nabil al-Arabi.”
On Friday, Egypt’s Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, was the first high level Arab personality to visit Gaza . He called on the international community to stop the Israeli “aggression” on Gaza, according to AFP.
Morocco has strongly condemned the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip and called on the UN Security Council to put an end to it “in the shortest possible time and without conditions.”
in a speech at a Security Council emergency meeting held Wednesday, Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations, Mohamed Loulichki said that this new aggression “is all the more reprehensible as it could last longer and spread to other parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”
Ambassador Loulichki stressed, in this meeting held at the request of the Kingdom, “the dangerous implications of this new aggression in terms of destruction and targeted assassinations, led by the Israeli occupation forces in a region already rocked by other crises and tensions which could rush it into chaos.”
Mr. Loulichki said that “this new strategy distracts the international community from the strategic objective of a speedy resumption of negotiations leading to a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”
Morocco called for an urgent meeting to discuss the situation in Gaza and was the first member of the Security Council to speak to “strongly condemn the Israeli aggression and to ask the Council to end it in the shortest possible time and without conditions.”