The organizers said that today’s protest "marks a clear expression of their rejection of any participation of the Kingdom, whether formal or informal, at the conference in Manama.”
Rabat- In support of the Palestinian cause and in opposition of the “Deal of the Century,” hundreds took to the streets of Rabat yesterday, June 23, to protest.
The protest comes after eight Moroccan associations issued an appeal for a national march to denounce US policy in Palestine.
The protests are a direct response to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, known as the “Deal of the Century”, which the authors of the appeal called an “organized, shameful, and humiliating sell-off” of Palestine.
The protesters say that they are denouncing the “maneuvers aimed at the Palestinian cause to liquidate the rights of the people, including hostilities in Al-Quds and the Golan and in the rest of the occupied territories.”
The signatories also dubbed the “Deal of the Century” a “collusion between US imperialism and the Zionist entity, as well as some of the regimes and tyrannical agents of the region.”
They also reiterated that the peace plan proposed by the Donald Trump administration not only “goes against a fair and equitable peace process,” but also “the will of the Arab and Muslim people, including that of Morocco, who reject any form of normalization with Israel.”
The protest comes just days before the US is expected to disclose further details of the already controversial deal at the Manama Economic Summit from June 25 to 26.
The protest’s organizers said that today’s demonstration “marks a clear expression of the refusal of any participation of the Kingdom whether formal or informal at the conference in Manama.”
It is also “a sign of the firm and unwavering support for the position of Palestine and the Palestinian people in their courageous and legitimate struggle for their land and their rights,” the organizers said.
The collective behind this initiative includes the Moroccan Association of Support to the struggle of the Palestinian people, the Moroccan collective of Moroccan human rights bodies, and the Moroccan Observatory against Standardization.
Also part of the initiative is the Moroccan Collective for Solidarity, the National Action Group to Support Palestine, the Moroccan Democracy Network for Solidarity with Peoples, and the Moroccan Instance of Support for the Causes of the Ummah as well as the Committee of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
The Moroccan government has so far made no announcement on whether or not it will attend the conference.