Israeli flags burnt in Morocco rally (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Roi Kais Published: 03.26.12, 09:53)
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Organizers claim 100,000 people took part in Land Day rally in Rabat,
protested participation of Israeli diplomat in EUROMED meeting. David
Saranga taken out back door
Several days prior to the Global March to Jerusalem, thousands of
Moroccans took part in a mass rally in Rabat "in support of
Jerusalem." Israeli diplomat David Saranga, who was in the city for a
conference, was taken out of the building through a side door as
demonstrators protested his presence there, Yedioth Ahronoth reported
Monday. Palestinian flags were flown and Israeli flags were burned
during the march.
A Moroccan Islamic organization that organized the march claimed that
100,000 participated in the rally.
"The people want to free al-Aqsa," the protesters chanted. "A million
martyrs are going to Jerusalem."
Arab media reported Sunday that Saranga´s participation in a Euro-
Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) meeting at Morocco´s parliament
stirred uproar among citizens and legislators. The country´s ruling
party boycotted the meeting.
At the end of the session, thousands of Moroccans stormed the
building and it was feared Saranga would be attacked, Yedioth
Ahronoth reported. He was therefore taken out through a side door and
taken to the airport under heavy security.
One of the march´s organizers, Fatah Allah al-Raslan said, "The Arab
silence on the Palestinian issue is nothing new. It stems from a
conspiracy with the occupying power. We do not trust the Arab rulers
to free Palestine, but the peoples who still make themselves be
Meanwhile, the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta movement issued a statement
of support of the Global March to Jerusalem. Spokesman Yisrael David
Weiss said in a video message, "We support and ask everybody to
support this Global March to Jerusalem. The concept of the occupation
of Palestine is totally contrary to the will of the Almighty."
He spoke extensively about the reason Neturei Karta oppose the
existence of the State of Israel, which he said was against Judaism
and the Torah. He noted that the movement had sent several
delegations to take part in the marches in Lebanon and Palestine.
The rally´s organizers welcomed Neturei Karta´s participation and
said that four US rabbis will be taking part in the march. (Copyright
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