It is a measure of how relations have improved between Morocco and Israel that the transfer of the bodies of seven Jews who died of coronavirus could be arranged for reburial in Israel. The virus devastated the community, which accounted for 10 percent of deaths during the first month. JTA reports:
JTA — The bodies of seven Moroccan-Jewish COVID-19 fatalities were flown to Israel last week after being interred in a Casablanca Jewish cemetery more than a year ago.
The transfer was arranged by ZAKA, an Israeli volunteer rescue and recovery organization which focuses on ensuring Jewish burial rites for victims of terror and natural disasters, as well as the Casablanca Chevra Kadisha, a local Jewish burial society.