A scene from the antisemitic demonstration in Casablanca: top-hatted ‘Jews’ prepare to ‘destroy’ the mosque of Omar with axes
At least 3,000 Moroccans signed a petition condemning what they said
was incitement to murder Jews on full display during a Palestinian solidarity demonstration in Casablanca this week. The Algemeiner quotes a report in the Egyptian newspaper Youm7.
The petition urged Moroccan authorities to hold rally organizers
accountable for the mock executions of Jews and other inciting displays,
which it called illegal. Also identified by the petition, which was
titled “Moroccan Citizens Gathered Against Incitement to Kill Jews in
Morocco,” were demonstrators dressed as Palestinians, with assault
rifles pointed at others dressed as Orthodox Jews, and children
trampling on the Star of David.
Video footage from the demonstration, reported by The Algemeiner, showed
children marching and shouting “Death to Israel!” and “We will
sacrifice our soul and our blood to you, Al-Aqsa,” in reference to the
holy site also known as the Temple Mount.
Signatories expressed concern about the reaction of Morocco’s Jewish
community, which today numbers under 3, 000, and said the demonstration
had offended many Muslims as well. They said antisemitism threatened the
pluralism and tolerance enshrined in Moroccan law.