Activists clean sites visited by Israeli ambassador to Morocco, hang Palestinian flags

Rabat (QNN)- Pro-Palestine activists in Morocco have launched a campaign to “clean up” all sites visited by Israeli ambassador to the country, calling to “expel the representative of the occupation power.”

Moroccan Assahifa website reported recently that owners of apartment compounds in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, refused to rent out flats to David Govrin, the head of Israel’s liaison office in Morocco.

“The agency hired to find accommodation for Govrin found an appropriate residence in a residential compound in an upscale area in Rabat, and Govrin agreed and thought that the flat had the required security measures,” reported the newspaper.

“However, the problem was that the owners categorically refused to rent their properties to the Israeli diplomat as soon as they knew who he was.”

The newspaper also reported that according to a Moroccan source, the same thing “happened in other residential compounds in the same area”.

“Flat owners in the Zu’air Road residences preferred from the beginning to stay away from the controversy and the security pressures expected to be imposed on the neighbours if they agreed to lease a flat to David Govrin,” the source said.

The Israeli diplomat is currently staying in a Rabat hotel, Assahifa reported.

The pro-Palestine activists apparently followed Govrin’s social media accounts, and identified the places he visited based on the pictures which were uploaded.

They then appear to have visited the same locations to post pictures of “cleaning” the sites he visited and hanging Palestinian flags using the hashtag in Arabic “expel the representative of the occupation power.”

The activists launched the campaign in protest against their government’s normalization with the occupation state of ‘Israel’.

Morocco is the fourth Arab country to normalize ties with the occupation state under the Abraham Accords, a pact brokered by the United States, after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan normalized the ties.

Last January, ‘Israel’ appointed the former ambassador to Cairo, Govrin, as its chargé d’affaires in Morocco.

Rabat agreed to re-establish ties with the occupation state in return for the US’ recognition of its sovereignty over the Western Sahara.

Palestinians condemned the normalization agreements, saying they encouraged Israel’s denial of their rights and do not serve the Palestinian cause.

(Source / 08.06.2021)

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