Africa Morocco NGO calls Labor Day rallies against Peres visit

Morocco NGO calls Labor Day rallies against Peres visit


Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

(AA) – A Moroccan NGO on Wednesday called on Morocco’s professional unions to turn Labor Day into an occasion for rejecting an expected visit to the country by former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

“We call for using Labor Day marches and statements to reject Zionist infiltration and the normalization of relations with [Israel],” the National Working Group for Palestine said in a statement.

Peres is expected to pay a visit to Morocco to attend the Clinton Global Initiative’s First Middle East and Africa Conference between May 5 and 7.

The conference will be held in the central Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

The visit, however, has stirred up a hornet’s nest in the North African state with cyberspace and political activists raising voices against it.

Peres visited Morocco on July 23, 1986, when he was Israel’s prime minister.

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