Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke with Morocco's Defense Minister: "A significant part of the Abraham Accords is the mutual commitment of the countries to stand side by side in moments of national crisis. The State of Israel is extending a hand and will assist Morocco as much as necessary at this difficult time." Gallant spoke a short time ago with Morocco's Defense Minister Abdellatif Loudiyi, following the earthquake that struck Morocco tonight.
The Minister of Defense asked to convey his condolences to the King and the Moroccan people at this difficult time and told his colleague that the State of Israel is reaching out to Morocco and that the security establishment and the IDF will help as much as required.
The minister also added to his Moroccan counterpart that he had instructed the security establishment and the IDF forces to prepare for the dispatch of a delegation from Israel, which would participate in the rescue efforts and humanitarian aid in the affected area. And that a significant part of the Abraham Accords is the mutual commitment of the countries to stand by each other in moments of national crisis.
The country's president, Isaac Herzog, also wrote on his Twitter account: "Our hearts are with the people of Morocco at this difficult time. On behalf of the people of Israel, I send my sincere condolences to the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, and the Moroccan people for the terrible loss of life brought about by the severe earthquake that happened last night, and I Pray for the well-being of the injured. The State of Israel is right to help as needed.'