The Jewish community of South Africa expressed support for all initiatives from King Mohammed VI, condemning Polisario’s provocative actions in Guerguerat. Morocco’s state media shared a press release from the Moroccan Jewish community in Johannesburg-Pretoria, who reaffirmed support for King Mohammed VI and his initiatives.
South Africa is among the few countries that support Polisario’s independence claims. Along with Algeria, South Africa does not miss any opportunity to peddle hostile, erroneous statements about Morocco’s territorial integrity and emphasizing their determination to continue to support the separatist Polisario Front. In September during the UN General Assembly, the leaders of both countries dedicated parts of their speeches to expressing support for Polisario.
In the statement, the Jewish community of South Africa called on Pretoria, as a member of the UN Security Council, to support Morocco’s action in Guerguerat against Polisario’s provocations and to encourage the Moroccan initiative to restore stability in the region.
The Moroccan Jewish community, however, expressed determination to urge Pretoria to stand with Morocco’s peaceful actions to restore stability in the border area of Guerguerat and to ensure free movement and traffic of goods to African countries.
“We also launch a strong appeal to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to all members of the Security Council and to the European Union to support Morocco in establishing peace and security in the region,” Rabbi Abihou Levy, president of the Moroccan Jewish community in Johannesburg-Pretoria, said in Tuesday’s statement.
The Jewish community in Pretoria was not the only one that shows and urge support. The Moroccan Jewish communities in Belgium and in Mexico have expressed also loyalty to King Mohammed VI and support for Morocco in its action against Polisario’s provocations, as well as their attachment to their homeland.
The Association of Moroccan Jews in Belgium expressed in a statement its “full and unwavering support” for the steps undertaken by Morocco, under the wise leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, in order to ensure “security and stability in the buffer zone of El Guerguerat in the Moroccan Sahara”.
“With the aim of putting an end to the deadlock situation generated by the actions of the Polisario and to restore free civil and commercial movement in the region, Morocco has decided to act in a peaceful manner, in full compliance with international legality” the association underlined.
The Moroccan Jewish community in Belgium has, moreover, urged the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the members of the Security Council, and the whole international community to “do everything possible so that such situations do not happen again.”
Several high-profile figures have condemned the actions of the Polisario and expressed their full support for the legitimate intervention of the Royal Armed Forces in the buffer zone of El Guerguerat to restore the fluidity of the flow of goods and people at this vital passage.