Morocco postpones meeting of Arab allies of Israel
Morocco said Friday it has postponed a meeting of Arab allies of Israel it had been due to host this summer in response to mounting bloodshed in the occupied West Bank.
Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said he hoped the meeting could still go ahead at a later date when circumstances are more "favourable".
The annual meeting, which is in only its second year, was already postponed this spring after a previous flare-up of violence between Israel and the Palestinians.
"There were efforts to arrange it during the summer. Unfortunately, there is a political context which could prevent this meeting from producing the results we had been hoping for," Bourita said.
A spokesman for Israel's foreign ministry told AFP they had "no response" to Rabat's decision.
Morocco normalised its relations with Israel in December 2020 as part of a deal that also saw the United States recognise its unilateral annexation of disputed Western Sahara.
The deal has faced domestic criticism as the Palestinian cause still commands widespread public support in the North African country.