Thousands rally in Morocco and Tunisia against Trump Mideast peace plan

Demonstrators burn Israeli flags, call for boycott of American products, denounce US as ‘enemy of peace’ and chant ‘Palestine is not for sale’

Feb.9, 2020

RABAT, Morocco — Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Morocco and Tunisia on Sunday to protest against a new US Middle East peace plan which the Palestinians say favors Israel.

Carrying Palestinian flags, demonstrators, including local politicians and trade unionists, marched in Rabat chanting, “Long live Palestine.”

They called for a boycott of American products, denounced the United States as “enemies of peace” and chanted, “Palestine is not for sale.”

Some of the demonstrators, who wore red-black-green-white scarves in the colors of the Palestinian standard, burned an Israeli flag and spoke against any attempt by Morocco “to normalize” ties with the Jewish state.

Morocco has warming, but quiet relations with Israel, and no formal diplomatic ties.

Israel and Morocco opened “liaison” offices in each other’s countries in the mid-1990s but Rabat closed them during the Second Intifada in 2000.