The defeated President Donald Trump, announced on “Twitter” that the Morocco king has pledged to normalize ties with the occupation state, for Rabat to be among cities of shame after Khartoum, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Amman and Cairo, and Riyadh is not very far away.
Trump deliberately chose the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to announce the shameful agreement, which recognizes an entity based on violating the rights of the Palestinian people and end the Arab and Islamic main cause; the Palestinian cause.
On the evening of Thursday, December 10, 2020, the Moroccan King Mohammed VI bin Hassan announced the resumption of official diplomatic relations with Israel « as soon as possible », according to a statement issued by the royal court. The royal decision of Mohamed VI did not take into account the reaction of the Moroccan people who support the Palestinian cause.
The decision sparked a wave of discontent and anger in the Arab streets. It also sparked denunciation by the Palestinian factions, who considered this as a “political sin” according to a tweet by the official spokesman for Hamas, Hazem Qassem, while the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine considered it a “fall in the pond of betrayal,” and is against Islam and « a move to abandon Jerusalem », according to Islamic Jihad.
However, the announcement was not surprising, but rather expected, as Morocco Mohamed VI has been cooperating with Israel since long time in the fields of security, economic and military. Previously, he also played a role in paving the way for signing the first peace agreement with an Arab country, namely Egypt, which resulted in the division of Arabs.
Moreover, this Moroccan-Israeli agreement provides an unprecedented American recognition of Morocco’s legitimacy over the territory of Western Sahara, disputed with the Polisario Front backed by Algeria. This American recognition was announced by Trump, following his announcement of the bilateral agreement, despite the fact that just causes prove itself and should never be subject to bargaining.
An article on the “New York Times” by the Israeli author and political analyst Ronnie Bergman revealed that the declaration of normalization between Morocco and Israel “comes after almost 6 decades of secret and close cooperation in the fields of intelligence and military.
The author stressed that “the current king sought for years to obtain Israeli help in gaining American approval to annex the Western Sahara to his country, which finally took place on Thursday by the help of Serge Berdugo, leader of the remaining Jewish community in Morocco, who met with Israeli officials and American Jewish leaders to reach this result.
The Palestinian cause has been suffering personal interests of Arab leaders; Bin Zayed and Hamad Al Khalifa gave up on the cause to stay in power and Khartoum gave up on Palestine for the lifting of sanctions. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation – which was originally established to defend Palestine – gave up on Palestine by orders of the Saudi crown prince, the Arab League did the same and today Morocco gives up on Palestine just to annex Western Sahara to its territory.