King Mohammed VI has once again translated his solidarity with Palestine into acts as he gave on Sunday his orders to deploy a medical-surgical field hospital of the royal armed forces (FAR) in Gaza, following the recent tragic events that took place in the Palestinian territory, leaving hundreds of injured.
This royal solicitude is meant to provide the necessary medical care to the Palestinian civilians wounded during the recent events in Gaza, said the Moroccan Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday.
The Monarch’s initiative in this holy month of Ramadan is in line with his unwavering commitment to the Palestinian cause and shows his active and effective solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people, the statement said.
This initiative falls in line with Morocco’s steadfast commitment to the Palestinian people and comes just days after King Mohammed VI reiterated to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas his full support for the Palestinian people’s cause and legitimate rights.
King Mohammed VI, chairperson of Al Quds Committee, an offshoot of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, had sent a message of solidarity and support to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as Trump’s administration implemented on May 14 its decision to relocate the US embassy in the Holy city.
The King had reiterated his rejection of the US administration’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer its embassy to the holy city, and renewed Morocco’s strong and unwavering solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people in defending their just cause.
King Mohammed VI who described this decision as “an unfortunate development in the process of the Palestinian cause and our first cause, Al Quds,” reiterated his rejection of “this unilateral act that runs counter to the will continuously expressed by the international community”.
King Mohammed VI vowed in his message to President Abbas that he will spare no effort to mobilize the international community to ensure the triumph of the Palestinians’ legitimate rights to the establishment of an independent state with eastern Al Quds as its capital, part of a two-state solution that will contribute to a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
Since March 30 when Palestinians started a cycle of demonstrations along the border fence between Gaza and Israel in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), when an estimated 750,000 Palestinians were driven out of their homes in 1948 to seize their territory and set up Israel, Israeli forces have been using excessive force to quell the protests.
Hundreds were killed and thousands were injured, with the highest Palestinian death toll in a single day scored on May 14 as 62 Palestinians were killed and hundreds were wounded among the demonstrators protesting the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Morocco had vehemently condemned the use of deadly excessive force by Israeli soldiers against unarmed Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip and voiced its total rejection of such acts that violate international laws and jeopardize peace and stability in the Middle East.