RABAT, Given its experience and the complementarity between its authorities, people and political parties, Morocco can do a lot to mobilize Moroccans, Africans and Europeans to defend the Palestinian cause, says Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

Meshaal, who has held talks with several leaders of the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) during his current visit to Morocco, told MAP that the kingdom, through King Mohammed VI, who is Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, played a specific role regarding the city of Al Quds (Jerusalem).

He also stressed the need for political, diplomatic and public actions and to use all the economic cards as well as our various relations to put pressure on the United States administration and to mobilize people throughout the world to stand with the Palestinian people in order to support their resistance in Jerusalem.

The goal is not only to protest President Donald Trump's recent decision for the US to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital but also to force the US administration to reverse its decision to move its embassy in Israel from TRel Aviv to Jerusalem, he noted.

He also stressed the importance of "sending our message to all the international powers, especially since the world today is with us and not with Trump nor with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu," noting that the recent United Nations General Assembly vote showed that both America and Israel are isolated.

Palestine succeeded in stopping Netanyahu's plan to install electronic gates, he said, adding that Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Christians and the world's free people can force the US administration to reverse its decision.

Meshaal lauded Morocco's political and democratic experience and voiced the hope that a spirit of co-operation and partnership would prevail in the Arab world to foster co-existence and partnership.

The Chairman of the PPS Presidency Council, Ismail Al-Alaoui, voiced the hope that the Palestinian front would remain united against the brutal occupation which is supported by Trump and the US.

He also noted that the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem was rejected by the international community. During his visit to Morocco, Meshal met with several political leaders, MPs and officials.


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