Tens of thousands of Moroccans marched in support of the Palestinians in the country’s two main cities on Sunday, after Israel’s devastating eight-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
Tens of thousands of Moroccans marched in support of the Palestinians in the country's two main cities on Sunday, after Israel's devastating eight-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
Protesters in Rabat, who numbered more than 45,000 according to police, condemned Israel for "crimes against humanity" during the assault that killed more than 160 Gazans, and criticized Washington for supporting the Zionist state.
"The army of (Prophet) Mohammad will return, liberation is at hand," the protesters shouted, waving Palestinian and Moroccan flags.
The peaceful demonstration also called for the "liberation of Palestine and Al-Quds.
Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane headed the march, alongside other government ministers and Khalid Sefiani, coordinator of the Moroccan Action Group in Support of Iraq and Palestine, one of the organizers.
A similar demonstration was held in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, attended by numerous NGO activists.