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Morocco's stance on Israel-Hamas conflict: A diplomatic balancing act

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In the midst of the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, Morocco has found itself walking a diplomatic tightrope.

The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI © Mena Today 

In the midst of the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, Morocco has found itself walking a diplomatic tightrope. With established diplomatic relations with Israel and a desire to contribute to regional peace, Morocco's position in this complex geopolitical puzzle deserves attention.

A Unique Diplomatic Position

Morocco stands out in the Middle East and North Africa region for its unique diplomatic positioning. The country normalized relations with Israel in late 2020 as part of the broader Abraham Accords, a historic development that underscored its commitment to regional stability.

Calls for De-Escalation

In the face of escalating tensions between Israel and Hamas, Morocco has consistently called for an immediate ceasefire. This aligns with the country's broader foreign policy stance of advocating for peaceful solutions to conflicts.

Balancing Act: Maintaining Ties with Israel

Morocco's relationship with Israel has evolved into a strategic partnership. This dynamic presents a challenging balancing act for Morocco as it seeks to mediate in the Israel-Hamas conflict. While it firmly supports the Palestinian cause, it also values its relations with Israel as a means to promote economic growth and regional security.

Diplomatic Initiatives

Morocco has actively engaged in diplomatic efforts to facilitate dialogue between Israel and Palestinian authorities. King Mohammed VI's direct communication with both parties demonstrates Morocco's commitment to finding a peaceful resolution.

A Regional Mediator

Morocco's history of diplomatic involvement in regional conflicts, including the Western Sahara issue, has positioned it as a respected mediator in the region. It brings this experience to the table in its efforts to de-escalate the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Morocco's stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict showcases its commitment to regional peace and stability. Balancing diplomatic relations with Israel and advocating for a ceasefire underscores Morocco's position as a dynamic and influential player in the Middle East. 

As the conflict continues to evolve, Morocco's role as a mediator and advocate for peace is expected to remain central to the regional dialogue.

Bruno Finel, Editor in Chief

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