Thousands Moroccans have turned out in many Moroccan cities, especially in Casablanca, Tangier and the capital Rabat to protest Israel’s continuing airstrikes on the Gaza strip, which resulted up to know in the killing of at least 121 people and the injuring of more than 850 others.
In Rabat, the protests took place in front of the Moroccan Parliament. Around 850 Moroccans, among which some belonging to different political stripes, were seen shooting slogans of compassion with the Palestinians while denouncing Israel’s continuing airstrikes and considering it “a genocide against humanity.”
Some protesters were seen holding band-rolls featuring the following message: “the collective punishment of civilians is a war crime,” and “the people of Morocco want the freedom for Palestine. No normalization of Relations with Israel.”
In Morocco’s most populous city Casablanca, around 300 people went out despite the city waking up from tragedy after the collapse, during the same day, of 3 buildings in the neighborhood of Borgoun, which resulted in the death of at least 4 people while 50 were injured.
In Casablanca, protesters were caught shooting as well, to some extent, the same slogans their Rbati counterparts were repeating, while calling the international community “to intervene to stop this human genocide.”
In Tangier, around 400 protesters turned out near Al Suriyayn Mosque.
The demonstrations started at around 21:30 PM.
According to some flyers circulation on Facebook, a huge protest is expected to take place next Monday in Rabat, in front of the Moroccan Parliament.
It is worth highlighting that up to know, at least 20 children and 20 women passed away during Israel’s continuing airstrikes on Gaza while no human casualties were reported on Israel’s side.
The Moroccan Times.