Talal Abu Darifa, a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s political bureau, affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization, commented on the recent steps taken by some Arab countries toward Israel in response to what is happening in Gaza, stating that Jordan’s recall of its ambassador to Israel, calling it a “significant step.”
On Bahrain halting its trade links with Tel Aviv, Abu Darifa said that these are “reasonable steps, but they are insufficient.”
He underlined that these initiatives necessitate a severe stance equal to the magnitude of Israeli aggression that the Palestinian people face. Disengagement from Israel and the accords reached with it is essential, he further stated.
Abu Darifa told MoroccoLatestNews, that the Arab countries that have agreements with the occupying state are required to withdraw from them, and not just reconsider their relations with the Israeli state.
“The Moroccan kingdom seems to be required, in light of the current situation, to take some steps in response to the crimes of this occupation in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Jerusalem, and its continuing actions that affect the status of Al Aqsa Mosque and the holy sites of Muslims,” said the Palestinian official.
The spokesman stated that “any relationship with the occupying state is a cover-up for these crimes,” while emphasizing that taking any position now, particularly from influential Arab countries with political clout in the Arab and international arenas, would isolate the occupation country and put pressure on it to end the bloody war in preparation for holding it accountable for its violations and crimes against the Palestinian people.
In the same context, the Palestinian leader stated that “the required steps must not only stop at reviewing relations with Israel, but must evolve to the point of demanding that this entity and its leaders be brought to trial for all of these crimes it has committed, and for targeting defenseless civilians, in blatant violation of the rules of international humanitarian law,” and that “all Arab countries must unite around one position to pressure the United States of America.”
While acknowledging that the Israeli escalatory steps are contrary to international humanitarian law and common humanitarian values, and threaten the expansion of the conflict and the scope of violence, Rabat has repeatedly expressed its deep concern about the ongoing military actions and the worsening humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian official also criticized the “failure and inability to put an end to this catastrophic situation” of the Security Council and the nations influencing the global resolution.
Many Moroccan citizens are now calling for cutting ties with Israel and putting an end to normalizations, as protests in several Moroccan cities in solidarity with Palestine persist.
On the other hand, many like Moroccan journalist Redouane Ramdani are pro-normalisation and want to be distinguished from those calling to end ties with Israel.