Rabat, May 14 (EFE) .- King Mohamed VI gave instructions today to send urgent humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people after the current military escalation between Israel and the militias in the Gaza Strip, which caused the death of at least 126 Palestinians.
As reported by the Moroccan Foreign Ministry in a statement, this aid will be destined for the West Bank and Gaza, and includes 40 tons of basic food products, medicines and blankets that will be transported by the Royal Armed Forces (FAR).
“The decision of His Majesty King Mohamed VI, president of the Al Qods Committee, falls within the framework of Morocco’s continued support for the just Palestinian cause and its permanent solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people,” the note said.
The Al Quds Committee (Jerusalem in Arabic) is an Islamic organization that defends the Arab and Muslim character of this holy city.
The note added that Morocco denounced “in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated in the occupied Palestinian territories”, adding that the continuation of the tension in the Middle East “will only lead to widening the gap, intensifying resentment and removing opportunities for peace. in the region”.
Morocco reestablished its diplomatic relations with Israel last December in exchange for former US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.
The Maghreb country recalled then that the normalization of relations with Israel will not affect the position of Rabat that supports a solution based on two States (Palestine and Israel) living together in peace and security, with a Palestine with the 1967 borders and that has as capital to East Jerusalem.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Palestinian and Israeli Affairs of the US State Department, Hady Amr, arrived in Tel Aviv today with the intention of mediating to try to contain the war escalation in the Middle East. EFE
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