The Zionist entity’s airlines were set to launch direct flights with Morocco’s Marrakesh Sunday, nearly eight months after the two sides reached a US-backed normalization deal.
Israeli media reported that Israir and El Al were set to launch direct flights with Marrakesh.
Israir’s flight was scheduled to depart at 8:15 a.m. Palestine time, and El Al’s at 11:20 a.m.
The El Al flight lounge for flight LY553 was decorated with Moroccan flags, carpets, and other items.
The move came as the administration of former US president Donald Trump recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara, a disputed and divided former Spanish colony.
El Al operated a first direct commercial flight between Tel Aviv and Rabat in December 2020.
Morocco is home to North Africa’s largest Jewish community, which numbers around 3,000. Some 700,000 Jews of Moroccan origin live in the Zionist entity.
Source: Israeli media