Morocco’s foreign minister has, again, strongly condemned Israeli violations of the legitimate rights of Palestinians.
On Thursday, July 25, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said that Morocco “expresses its firm condemnation of the demolition by the Israeli authorities of houses belonging to Palestinian citizens.”
Bourita made his statement in a press conference after talks with the Prime Minister of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, in Rabat.
The Minister said that the violation is an “unacceptable approach,” which defies the provisions of international law and agreements signed by the Palestinian Authority with Israel.
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said that Israeli troops started to demolish the houses houses on July 21, in the early morning.
“Ongoing: Demolitions in #SurBahir started early this morning with four houses at once. Preparations started past midnight as hundreds of armed Israeli occupying soldiers/ bulldozers stormed the town. Families threatened with demolitions were woken up/ moved out of their homes,” PLO said on Twitter.
Bourita also expressed satisfaction with the international community’s unanimous rejection of the Israeli violations.
While several countries and organizations condemned the Israeli violations in the region, the US continue to support Israeli’s move against the legitimate rights of Palestinians.
On Wednesday, July 24, Trump’s administration blocked a proposal to urge the UN to issue a condemnation against Israeli moves in Jerusalem.
Kuwait,Indonesia, and South Africa, attempted to file a five paragraph statement to the Security Council to urge it to condemn Israeli practices in the region, according to Reuters.
“Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa circulated a five-paragraph draft statement, seen by Reuters, to the 15-member Security Council on Tuesday that expressed grave concern” over the Israeli move.
The document also “warned that the demolition ‘undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for just and lasting peace.’”
Bourita said that the Israeli practices constitute a “flagrant” violation of the provisions of international law and the relevant UN resolutions.
“Morocco flatly rejects all unilateral measures likely to change the historical and legal status in Al Quds, to stir feelings of despair and disappointment among the Palestinian people and to undermine the Middle East peace process?” he added.
This is not the first time Morocco has condemned Israeli violations against Palestine. The Moroccan government has long expressed support for its Palestinian ally.
In June, Bourita said that Morocco’s position on the Palestinian cause is contstant.