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ONCF Denies Fake News Over Rabat’s Almohad Wall Demolition

Khadija Boufous Khadija Boufous
7th October 2021
ONCF Denies Fake News Over Rabat’s Almohad Wall Demolition
ONCF disputed alleged news over Almohad Wall demolition (Screenshot).

The Claim

The National Office of Railways (ONCF) is about to demolish the Almohad wall to set up a new gate for the Rabat train station.

Emerging story

Social media accounts and pages on Facebook and Twitter have circulated stories claiming that the Moroccan Office of Railways will demolish the Al Mohad wall next to the train station to set up a new gate.

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Photo description: A screenshot of a post on Facebook claiming that the Al Mohad wall is about to get demolished.

Misbar’s Analysis

Moroccan World News reported that the ONCF denied taking such measures over the Almohad wall. Najat Trachti, the ONCF spokesperson, announced that the reform of the train station doesn’t include the demolition of the Almohad wall.

However, Misbar did not find any official news about the demolition.

The Almohad wall listed among UNESCO's World Heritage sites was built by the third Almohad Caliph, Abou Youssef Yaqub Al Mansour, in the 12th century AD. It is located in the southern and western sides of the Moroccan capital.

The Moroccan Office of Railways has been working for months on reforming and developing the Train Station, especially after the company launched the TGV in 2018. The work is given to Jet Contractors in order to build the new portion of the roof, which Incide Engineering designed.

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