World Bulletin / News Desk
Morocco has backtracked an earlier invitation extended to the former Israeli president Shimon Peres to pop in the Kingdom to attend the Clinton Global Initiative's First Middle East and Africa Conference set to kick off on May 5 in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.
Morocco rescinded the invitation it had dispatched earlier to the notorious former Israeli PM Shimon Peres after his projected stopover stirred up a hornet's nest among the Kingdom’s pro-Palestine activists and organizations.
Earlier, on Friday, a series of protest rallies staged in observance of the International May Day also voiced firm rebuff of Peres’s stopover.
Morocco’s National Federation of Labor, affiliated with the Justice and Development Party, called for ceasing all policies of normalization with the Israeli occupation.
Meanwhile, the Moroccan Association to support the nation's causes has organized 25 protest vigils throughout the country.
At the same time, 30 civil and political committees called on the government of Morocco, in a joint statement, to halt normalization with Israel and cancel Peres’s visit without further shilly-shallying.
Additionally, according to new360, Hamas government agencies in Gaza had written to Moroccan officials asking that the infamous Israeli politician be blocked from entering Morocco.
The Moroccan government has not responded to any of the calls to arrest or deport Peres. It was noted on Sunday that his invitation had been rescinded and he would not be attending the conference.
Morocco and Israel have not had diplomatic relations since the Kingdom closed Israel's liaison offices in Casablanca and Tangiers in 2000. Moroccan activists have been vocal in their outrage over Israel's brutality toward Palestinians and continued illegal colonization activities.Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Mayıs 2015, 13:34