Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said in a statement that he regrets Morocco’s latest agreement with Israel, stressing that “the threat to Algeria from Morocco is a disgrace and has not occurred since 1948.”
He added, “We will attack anyone who dares to attack us; an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”
The Israeli Defence Ministry recently announced the signing of a defense memorandum of understanding with Morocco on Wednesday, paving the way for military sales and cooperation between the two, after the Morocco and the Zionist entity upgraded their diplomatic relations last year.
A source familiar with the memorandum said that it did not contain specific defence agreements, but rather provided a legal and regulatory framework for such agreements in the future.
Morocco has a long history of collaborating with the Zionists against the wider Arab and Islamic world. Prior to and during the 1967 Israeli invasion of Egypt, Syria and Jordan, the regime in Rabat hosted Zionist spies.
Rabat established unofficial low-level diplomatic relations with the Zionist entity in the 1990s, but officially suspended relations with Israel in 2000 with the outbreak of the Second Intifada in Palestine. However, the kingdom quietly maintained a level of communication with the Zionist occupation through its intelligence services over the following 20 years. In December 2020, Morocco officially established diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv.