The political party has condemned the US ‘Deal of the Century, calling it “a threat to the rights of the Palestinian people.”
Rabat – The Moroccan Justice and Development Party (PJD) said in a statement, on Sunday, July 7, that the US peace plan, dubbed the “deal of the century,” is biased towards the ‘Zionist’ entity’s interests.
The party added that the deal opposes the legal framework of the global community.
The party further expressed its concern over the recent developments on the Palestinian issue, addressing the attempts of multiple international actors to promote the so-called deal of the century.
The Party explained their rejection of the plan, saying, “the deal constitutes a clear threat to the historical and legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and prejudices the legal status of Jerusalem.”
The US Israeli-Palestine peace plan aimed at injecting $50 billion of investments in the form of grants and subsidized loans into Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and Lebanon.
In June 2019, a delegation from the Moroccan Ministry of Finance participated in the US-sponsored “Peace to Prosperity” conference held in Bahrain, which discussed the economic aspects of the proposed Israel-Palestine peace plan.
Despite Morocco’s attendance at the Bahrain conference, the North African country’s government has stated that it remains staunchly in support of the “two-state solution” and is a crucial ally of the Palestinian people.
Morocco has a strong record of solidarity with the Palestinian cause. Following the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018, King Mohammed VI addressed a letter to US President Donald Trump.
The letter stated that “the city of al Quds must remain a land of cohabitation and a symbol of coexistence and tolerance for all.”
Thousands of Moroccans protested in Rabat in the weeks before the conference, calling on the government to boycott the event and expressing their support for the Palestinian people.
Those who support the US-sponsored ‘Deal of the Century’ claim that it could mean the end of the decades of turmoil caused by the complex Israel-Palestine question.
However, the plan has been widely criticized for forcing Palestine to agree to unfair land concessions to Israel, in return for utopic economic investments and development projects.
Before the conference, Nabil Shaath, advisor to Palestinian State President Mahmoud Abbas, said, “We will inform Bahrain that we will not take part in such a conference.” said in May 2019 Nabil Shaath, an adviser to Palestinian State “We will not sell our country based on an economic project,” he added.
So far, the unveiling of the White House peace plan has served only to render the peacemaking process even more fragile and intensify turbulence in the already volatile region.
The Moroccan Independence Party Al Istiqlal also issued a statement in June 2019, prior to the conference, to warn against “the serious” ramifications of the US peace plan.
The Party’s executive committee described the peace plan as another Sykes-Picot agreement, which would cause more division and strife across the Arab world.