Thousands of protesters in Rabat against Trump’s plan


Protesting Donald Trump’s “deal of the century”, thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Moroccan capital.

Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Rabat against President Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and called for a boycott of American products, AFP reports.

Waving Palestinian flags, the protesters marched through the center of the capital with cries of “Long live Palestine,” said an AFP photographer.

“No to normalization,” chanted the demonstrators, some of whom burned an Israeli flag. “Palestine is not for sale!” Is it possible to read on another banner.

A demonstration against the American plan, using the same slogans, also gathered hundreds of demonstrators on Sunday in Sfax, in eastern Tunisia, according to an AFP correspondent, the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) in the origin of the mobilization denouncing an “agreement of shame”.

Project presented by Trump

The American plan, unveiled on January 28 by Donald Trump, plans to make Jerusalem the “indivisible capital” of Israel, the annexation of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, and the creation of a demilitarized Palestinian state on what it would remain from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

This plan, deemed favorable to Israel, was rejected by the Palestinians.

Attitude of Morocco

Morocco “appreciates the constructive peace efforts deployed by the current American administration with a view to reaching a just, lasting and equitable solution in the Middle East”, reacted his Minister for Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita the day after the announcement of the plan, while reiterating the traditional position of Rabat in favor of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Questioned last Tuesday by a deputy, Mr. Bourita added that one should not be “more Palestinian than the Palestinians themselves”, according to local media. These words have sparked controversy in this country where the Palestinian cause enjoys widespread popular support.
Following questions about the Moroccan position, the head of Moroccan diplomacy met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman, Jordan on Saturday to reassert Morocco’s position on the Palestinian issue, according to Rabat.

Nasser Bourita also met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi, the two countries sharing the same “positions” and “principles” on the “Palestinian question”, according to a statement from the Jordanian ministry.

Morocco no longer maintains diplomatic relations with Israel since the closure of the Israeli liaison office in Rabat in 2000.


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