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Hamas asks Morocco to reconsider Peres visit

Palestinian resistance faction Hamas on Sunday called on Morocco to reconsider an expected visit by former Israeli President Shimon Peres to the kingdom.

“We have hopes that the King and government of Morocco will reconsider Peres’ visit to their country,” Hamas said in a statement.

It also called on all other Arab states to reject all forms of normalization with Israel.

Hamas said Peres’ visit to Morocco would only make Israel look better in front of the rest of the world.

It added that the visit would also open the door for what it described as “perilous” normalisation with the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

Peres is expected to pay a visit to Morocco to attend the Clinton Global Initiative’s First Middle East and Africa Conference between May 5 and 7.

The conference will be held in the central Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

The former Israeli President paid a visit to Morocco on July 23, 1986, when he was the prime minister of Israel.

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