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Normalising ties with Israel a 'crime', says Morocco party

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid holds a press conference in Casablanca, Morocco on August 12, 2021 [Jalal Morchidi / Anadolu Agency]
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid holds a press conference in Casablanca, Morocco on August 12, 2021 [Jalal Morchidi / Anadolu Agency]

A Moroccan party has harshly criticised the normalisation of ties between Morocco and Israel, stressing that this will never bring stability or economic benefits, Arabi21.com reported on Friday.

"The normalisation of ties is a crime and betrayal of the Palestinian cause and the defenceless occupied people, many of them were killed or forced out of their homes, or had their homes and holy sites destroyed," Spokesperson for the Justice and Charity party Fathallah Arsalan asserted.

He stressed: "The attempts to whitewash the Zionist entity, which carried out crimes against our religion, humanity and laws through deals here or there, will fail. The right is genuine, will not die and does not come under the state of limitation."

At the same time, he insisted: "Normalisation is a crime against Morocco as the rulers of the country open the door wide to cultural, political, educational and security penetration."

He stressed:

The crime doubles when it exceeds commercial and economic relations… to identity and values, and targeting young students, intensifying agreements between universities, exchange of students' visits disguised as synagogues and cultural centres.

Arsalan stated that the harm of the normalisation of ties with the Zionist entity to Morocco "exceeded words to tangible facts on the ground," citing the crisis with Algeria and the saturation of the Moroccan market with dates.

Morocco announced the normalisation of ties with Israel last year while getting US recognition of its sovereignty over Western Sahara.

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