Benny Gantz’s historic visit sparked outraged comments from Algerian media on Thursday
The Algerian senate president said Thursday that his country was “targeted” by the visit of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to Morocco, during which the two countries signed a security cooperation agreement
“The enemies are mobilizing more and more to harm Algeria” which is “targeted” by this visit, said Salah Goudjil, quoted by the official agency APS.
“Today, things are clear with the visit of the Minister of Defense of the Zionist entity to Morocco, after that carried out (in August) by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of this entity in this neighboring country”, added Mr. Goudjil, according to which the head of the Israeli diplomacy Yair Lapid had then “threatened Algeria from Morocco and there was no reaction from the Moroccan government”.
Benny Gantz’s historic visit to Morocco sparked outraged comments from the Algerian media on Thursday.
“What it has not done with Egypt and Jordan in 43 years and 27 years of relations respectively, Israel is doing with Morocco after only 11 months of mutual recognition,” the news site wrote in line Everything about Algeria (TSA).
“This further step in compromising (…) opens the way for the Israeli Mossad to put both feet on the western border of Algeria, with all that this implies as a threat to the security of the Maghreb”, has for his part affirmed the daily The Expression.
Benny Gantz signed a security agreement on Wednesday afternoon that will allow Israeli military industries to be in permanent contact with their Moroccan counterparts.
He went to the “Talmud Torah” synagogue in Rabat on Thursday for meet with leaders of the Jewish community. Benny Gantz particularly welcomed the resumption of relations between Israel and Morocco, since December 2020.