Algeria and the alleged Israeli-backed separatist conspiracy

An Algerian television station said a "conspiracy" by a separatist terrorist network backed by Israel and a North African state had been foiled, according to Al-Arab media
Algerian Press


There has been talk in Algeria in recent hours of a plot against the nation, allegedly involving Israel. According to Algerian television, as published by Al-Arab, a "conspiracy organised by a terrorist network with the support of the Zionist entity and a North African state" has been neutralised.

According to this information, "the conspirators had planned to carry out an armed act inside the national territory with the complicity of internal separatist parties", without offering further details and derived everything from confessions of elements involved in this "conspiracy", as reported by Al-Arab. 

Banderas Marruecos Argelia

This leak could be part of an alleged diversion of attention from the problems facing the Algerian nation, with economic setbacks related to the collapse of energy markets such as gas, and with citizen protests represented by the Hirak movement, which for years has been denouncing public corruption and mismanagement by those in power. 

The Algerian regime may now find itself isolated internationally, especially seeing how its neighbour Morocco has been carrying out great diplomatic work with important support such as that of the United States and the Emirates with regard to its formula for resolving the Western Sahara conflict based on broad autonomy for the region under Moroccan sovereignty, and also seeing the latest diplomatic clashes with France, and may use a crisis to mask all this, such as the latest one related to an alleged conspiracy to attack Algeria, behind which Israel is allegedly behind. 

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, presidente de Argelia

Indeed, Israel is now consolidating many diplomatic ties with several Arab countries following the signing of the Abraham Accords, including a major development of ties with Morocco, Algeria's great political rival in the Maghreb area, and this could further isolate Algeria internationally. 

Despite having large gas reserves, Algeria, which is the tenth largest gas producer in the world, is experiencing economic problems stemming from inefficient management, according to various analysts, and is also suffering from political problems related to the direction taken by the regime, a management that has been widely criticised by various sectors of the population. On the other hand, the North African country sees how other nations, such as Morocco, are making more progress both internally and externally. 

Yair Lapid

Algeria criticised the political relations established between Morocco and Israel, sponsored by the United States in the wake of the Abraham Accords, and also saw as a threat the words of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who indicated during a visit to the Alawi kingdom that he was concerned about the 'growing rapprochement' between Algeria and Iran. In this sense, the Algerian regime fears that it will continue to lose its leading role on the African continent and on the international stage, especially given the progress that Morocco continues to make in all areas. 

Mohamed VI, rey de Marruecos

Morocco even attempted a rapprochement when the Alawi king, Mohammed VI, sent a conciliatory message after Abdelmadjid Tebboune's inauguration as Algerian president, but his efforts were not reciprocated. In his congratulations to Tebboune, King Mohammed VI called for "opening a new page in relations between the two neighbouring countries, on the basis of mutual trust and constructive dialogue", as Al-Arab also recalled.