Palestine: Rabat Decries Israel’s Attacks against Palestinians & Settlement Expansion

The Moroccan government has denounced the latest Israeli attacks against Palestinians and decision to expand Israeli settlement in the West Bank, saying these are obstacles to peace and the two-state solution.
“Morocco follows with concern recent worrying developments in the occupied Palestinian territories”, said Foreign minister Nasser Bourita at a joint press briefing held Friday in Rabat with his Swiss peer Ignazio Cassis on a working visit to the country.

“Morocco reiterates its rejection of all Israeli violations and unilateral actions that inflame the situation, negatively impact appeasement efforts and undermine the chances of re-launching the peace process” between Palestinians and Israelis, underlined Mr. Bourita.

Rabat “denounces the recent Israeli attacks on the West Bank town of Jenin, which resulted in several victims and injuries”, added the minister, expressing Morocco’s total solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people.
“The Kingdom also rejects the Israeli government’s recent decision to expand settlements in the West Bank and notes with satisfaction the international reactions against Israel’s settlement policy,” added Mr. Bourita.

“Morocco remains convinced that negotiations and dialogue are the only ways to achieve a lasting and comprehensive peace in the region, within the framework of the two-state solution; an Israeli State and a Palestinian State, established on the 1967 borders, with East Al Quds as its capital, living side by side in peace and security,” said the Minister.

He also affirmed that Morocco remains ready to host the 2nd Negev Forum this autumn to foster “dialogue and ease tensions”, stressing the need for the appropriate and favorable political context to ensure success of such event.

Morocco views the Negev Forum as the appropriate framework for bolstering regional cooperation and dialogue, offering positive responses to a number of challenges, said the minister.


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