LONDON (Apr. 16)
The Moroccan Government dismissed an official who advocated Arab-Israeli friend ship and proposed that Morocco protest to Egypt against its “warlike experiments” by “a few Nazi scientists,” it was reported here today from Morocco. The official is Abdeselem Hajji, head of the secretariat for the Secretary of State for Information, Youth and Sports.
In Sunday’s issue of the newspaper Morocco Information, Mr. Hajji had an article discussing the encyclical calling for world peace issued last weekend by Pope John XXIII. Declaring that “Morocco should give an example” of peaceful intention, he proposed “friendship” between Israel and the Arab states.
Mr. Hajji also suggested a Moroccan protest against Egypt’s use of German scientists for the development of non-conventional weapons. “Let those who agree with me,” he stated, “speak up. This is the moment for courage.” The Government’s reply came indirectly–in the form of an announcement that Mr. Hajji had been fired.