Moroccans want normalisation with israel undone. Photo: AA

Thousands of Moroccans on Sunday again took to the streets of the capital Rabat to call for an end to their country's ties with Israel, which they denounced because of Israel's "genocide" in Gaza.

In late 2020, Morocco established diplomatic ties with Israel under the Abraham Accords brokered by the United States which saw similar moves by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Since the Israel's relentless attacks on Gaza began on October 7, several large-scale demonstrations in the North African kingdom have called for the abrogation of the normalisation deal.

"Normalisation is treason," and "Stop the massacre," read banners protesters carried in front of Morocco's parliament in the centre of Rabat.

Thousands take to the streets

AFP journalists estimated more than 10,000 people joined the rally, some of them carrying an immense Palestinian flag.

"We see 24 hours a day bombardments, children killed, nearly 30,000 dead and nothing stops it. The genocide co ntinues," said Abdelhakim Ziani, 25, a medical student who joined the rally and wants an end to ties between Morocco and Israel.

"We can't continue selling and buying from these genocidal people," he said.

Normalisation remains

Morocco has officially denounced what it said was "flagrant violations of the provisions of international law" by Israel in its war on Gaza, but has not given any indication that normalisation with Israel would be undone.

Since October 7, Israel has responded to an attack by Palestinian group Hamas with a relentless bombardment and ground offensive in Gaza killing at least 28,176 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

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