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Morocco supports Palestine in The Hague and stresses the heritage importance of preserving the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif as a common of humanity✍️๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

 Morocco supports Palestine in The Hague and stresses the heritage importance of preserving the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif as a common of humanity✍️๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Morocco affirmed the commitment of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in favor of the Palestinian cause, within the framework of the ongoing procedure before the International Court of Justice, in the case of requesting an advisory opinion regarding the legal consequences resulting from Israel's policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

The Kingdom, represented by the King's Ambassador to The Hague, Mohammed Al-Basri, participated in the hearings held by the International Court of Justice from February 19 to 29.

In this context, the Moroccan ambassador attended the oral presentation made by Palestine on February 19, along with the Palestinian delegation he added by Mr. Riyad Al-Maliki, the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

Morocco's presence in the oral arguments related to this case falls within the framework of the Kingdom's continued active involvement in this file before the International Court. Thus, in the context of the same case, Morocco submitted a written pleading to the International Court of Justice, which duly took it into account.

And In this pleading, the Kingdom, whose King, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, chairs the Al-Quds Committee, affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, reaffirmed its intention “to work by all legal means available to it, in order to protect the legal, historical, political and spiritual status of the Holy City, and to preserve its unique character.” As a city of peace and encounter between followers of all monotheistic religions.”

The Kingdom also renewed its “active commitment to respect international law and advance peace in the Middle East, which passes through a just, comprehensive and lasting solution, based on the principle of two states: an independent Palestinian state based on the borders of June 4 , 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with another state.” Israel, in peace and security, in accordance with international legitimacy, United Nations resolutions, and in extension of the Arab Peace Initiative.”

Morocco's pleading was based on the principles enshrined in the “Jerusalem Call” signed on March 30, 2019 between His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, and His Holiness Pope Francis.

This important document emphasizes, in particular, “the importance of preserving the Holy City of Jerusalem, as a common heritage of humanity, and as, above all, a land of meeting and a symbol of peaceful coexistence for followers of the three monotheistic religions, and a center for the values ​​of mutual respect and dialogue.” To this end, the special character of Al-Quds Al-Sharif as a multi-religious city, in addition to its spiritual dimension and unique identity, must be preserved and enhanced.

Therefore, we hope that freedom of access to the holy places will be guaranteed within the Holy City. The document adds to the benefit of the followers of the three monotheistic religions, while guaranteeing their right to perform their own rituals there, in a way that makes Holy Jerusalem resound with the supplication of all believers to God Almighty, the Creator of everything, for A future in which peace and brotherhood prevail throughout the world.”

In addition, Morocco mentioned in its submission “the international community’s consensus on the legal status of Israeli settlements on parts of the occupied Palestinian territories - including East Jerusalem,” stressing that they “constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make the two-state Solution impossible: an independent and viable Palestinian state in The 1967 borders, living side by side with the State of Israel, in peace and security.”

Morocco's pleading stressed that “the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through dialogue and negotiation, in respect of the United Nations negotiating framework, in particular Security Council Resolutions No. 242 and 338, remains the cornerstone for lasting peace and stability in the Middle East.”

“This goal frames the work of the Kingdom of Morocco, whether at the bilateral or multilateral level within the United Nations - within the framework of the work of the General Assembly and its six main committees, and the regional groups represented by the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation - within which His Majesty King Mohammed VI assumes the presidency. Jerusalem Committee.

In conclusion, Morocco recalled, in its submission, the message sent by His Majesty on the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, in November 2022, in which His Majesty affirmed: “As much as we affirm that the state of deadlock in the political process between the Palestinian and Israeli sides does not serve the peace that We look forward to prevailing in the region, and we encourage positive signals and commendable initiatives undertaken to rebuild confidence with the aim of launching serious negotiations capable of “Achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions, and on the basis of the two-state solution as a realistic option.”


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