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Tebboune: Israel backs widening Algeria-Morocco dispute

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is pictured upon his arrival at the Tunis-Carthage airport, at the start of his visit to the Tunisian capital, on 15 December 2021. [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is pictured upon his arrival at the Tunis-Carthage airport, at the start of his visit to the Tunisian capital, on 15 December 2021. [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Tuesday that disputes between his country and Morocco have increased as a result of Israeli support, Al Shorouk newspaper reported.

Speaking to local media, Tebboune claimed that Morocco launched a campaign of "false news and propaganda" to undermine national unity and insult the Algerian army.

Tebboune claimed that this campaign started immediately after the reinstating of relations between Morocco and Israel. He said that Israel supports Morocco's hostile policy against Algeria.

Algiers cut diplomatic relations with Rabat in August 2021 on grounds of alleged hostile actions carried out by Morocco against Algeria.

Tebboune expressed his anger over the return of ties between Morocco and Israel, claiming that Israel threatened Algeria from Moroccan soil.

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