Moroccan Air Force Plane Arrives in Israel for Military Drill

The landmark arrival from Morocco is for an Israeli exercise involving a number of countries

Yaniv Kubovich
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The model of the Moroccan Hercules transport plane that landed in Israel.
The model of the Moroccan Hercules transport plane that landed in Israel. Credit: André Inácio
Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich

A Hercules transport plane belonging to the Moroccan Air Force has landed in Israel for an exercise involving several countries this week – the first time a Moroccan military aircraft has been spotted arriving in Israel.

The plane landed at the Hatzor Airbase in the south.

“The Israel Defense Forces cooperates with a variety of countries and foreign armies in exercises and training, meetings of senior officers, and research and joint development,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. “Naturally, given the sensitivity of this exercise, we will not address the identities of the countries participating.”

In December, the two countries began normalizing relations in the wake of the Abraham Accords that Israel signed with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain last year.

Moroccan troops took part in the fight against Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

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