King Mohammed VI was among the list of leaders who has warned against any hostile move that would change the status of Jerusalem.
Rabat – Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, expressed his gratitude towards Morocco for its unwavering support in favor of the Palestinian cause.
On Friday, Sheikh Hussein commended King Mohammed VI’s firm position to support and defend Palestinians legitimate rights.
The sheikh made his remarks during a ceremony at the Palestinian embassy in Rabat to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Nakba Day or the “Day of the Catastrophe.”
During his participation in the ceremony, Sheikh Hussein emphasized that Palestine would never accept to bargain over Jerusalem.
“Palestine represents a people, a civilization, an art, a heritage and a human conscience and it reflects the determination of man to campaign for all his rights,” he said.
The grand mufti added that Palestinians will continue to refuse any alternative to Palestine, adding that the 200,000 Palestinians who prayed on the 2nd Friday of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque stand as “a clear message to the whole world and to the Zionist enemy,” as well as testifying their commitment to Al-Quds and holy places.
The statement from the mufti commending Morocco’s efforts comes as the North African country express its support for Palestine at every possible event, denouncing any moves against the status of Jerusalem.
Morocco was among the countries that strongly reacted to US President Donald Trump actions against the region.
In December 2017, King Mohammed VI addressed a letter to Trump to warn him against Jerusalem embassy move.
In his letter, the King said: “The city of Al-Quds must remain a land of cohabitation and a symbol of coexistence and tolerance for all,” said King Mohammed VI. “The city is not only important for the parties of the conflict, but also for believers in the three Abrahamic religions, due to its unique religious characteristics, its ancient identity, and its great political symbolism.”
He also warned that the city of Al Quds must remain a land of chabitation and coexistence.
“The city is not only important for the parties of the conflict, but also for believers in the three Abrahamic religions, due to its unique religious characteristics, its ancient identity, and it’s great political symbolism,” the monarch added.
In addition to the warning message to Trump, King Mohammed VI also addressed a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemning Trump’s move to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“Such a decision would ultimately lead to increased strife and tension and undermine all opportunities for peace, not to mention fuel violence and extremism,” said the King in his letter to the UN.
In addition to the letters, King Mohammed VI’s latest action with Pope Francis for Jerusalem status also received applause from the international community.
During the visit of Pope Francis to Morocco in March 2019, the King and the pope signed “al-Quds call” to protect the multi-religious and trans-cultural character of Jerusalem.
In April, the King pledged a “substantial financial subvention” as Morocco’s contribution towards restoring the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.