Morocco: Shimon Peres Branded a ‘Child Killer’ – Arutz Sheva & Morocco World News
Former President Shimon Peres’s reputation for “spreading peace” in the Middle East apparently has not made an impression on pro-Palestinian political circles in Morocco, where opposition to an upcoming visit has sparked calls for his arrest.
Peres is due to visit Rabat from May 5-7, as a guest of the Clinton Global Initiative conference to be convened in the city of Marrakech; the conference marks a gathering of politicians, leaders, and think tanks trying to solve the world’s major political, social, and economic crises.
Local Facebook groups have branded Peres a “war criminal,” and have called on authorities in Rabat to prevent him from entering the country.
The Moroccan pro-Palestinian organization “National Action Group for Palestine” announced that it is employing lawyers to submit a former request to the General Prosecutor to prevent Peres from stepping foot on Moroccan soil.
The group deems Peres “a child killer” and has labeled him as a ‘terrorist’ for serving in the Israeli government and “Judaizing” Jerusalem.
His entering Morocco, they claim, would constitute a “crime against Palestine, a blight against the honor of Morocco, a provocation against Moroccans and an insult to the martyrs.”
AND from the Morocco World News:
Israel’s former President is expected among attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and Africa conference, which will be held in Marrakech on May 5-7. The high-profile conference is being organized by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
The National Group for the Support of Palestine (le Groupement national de soutien à la Palestine) and the Democratic Network for Solidarity with the people (le Réseau démocratique de solidarité avec les peuples) have called on Moroccan authorities to prevent former Israeli President Shimon Peres from visiting the country.
In an appeal launched last week, the organizations called for the respect of Morocco’s commitment to the support of the Palestinian cause.
The preliminary list of expected attendees to Clinton Global Initiative also includes executives from OCP and Coca-Cola, as well as the presidents of Rwanda and Tanzania and senior officials from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the League of Arab States.
The Clinton Global initiative Middle East and Africa aims at connecting governments and nonprofit leaders to address problems affecting host areas.