Former Israeli defense minister Amir Peretz faced angry protestations from delegates to a joint conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the World Trade Organization at the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat on Sunday.
Moroccan lawmakers protested Sunday, against the presence of an Israeli delegation at a conference organized by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), at the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat.
The parliamentarians called it “a provocation against the Moroccan people.”
“You are a war criminal and you have to leave Morocco,” said Abdel Haq Hissan, a Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT) MP, addressing former Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz in the conference hall.
“You are a criminal against humanity,” he continued, according to Al Ray. “You killed children and innocent people, you have to leave the parliament, and we reject your attendance as well as the delegation accompanying you.”
The Moroccan parliamentarians raised the Palestinian flag and banners inside the conference hall, calling for the expulsion of the delegation.
Peretz was invited to attend the annual World Trade Organization’s Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, a regional forum seeking to promote its members’ common political, social, economic and cultural objectives. The Israeli delegation included several officials, including former Druze lawmaker Majalli Wahabi.
On Saturday, three parliamentary blocs in the House of Advisors rejected the presence of the Israeli delegation.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Moroccan Workers Union, the largest union in the country and the CDT said in a joint statement that they “received with great dismay” the news that Peretz was there.
Former Israeli Defence Minister went to attend a conference in Morocco's parliament, and things did not go well…
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