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Saudi Arabia to host 1000 Palestinian families of the deceased, wounded and prisoners for Hajj.

Palestinian families of the deceased, wounded and prisoners for Hajj.
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Saudi Arabia to host 1000 Palestinian families of the deceased, wounded and prisoners for Hajj.

Saudi Arabia said it will issue a royal order inviting 1,000 Palestinians to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin later this month, state media said on Saturday.

The kingdom will host Palestinian “families of martyrs, prisoners and those who are injured” as part of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz’s Haj Guests Programme, which is overseen and carried out annually by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, said The Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi Arabia to host 1000 Palestinian families

Hatem al-Bakri, the Palestinian Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, praised the move, saying: “Saudi Arabia’s support for the Palestinians is generous in all fields, especially serving and caring for the pilgrims,” according to Saudi news agency SPA.

“This matter has a great impact on the families of the martyrs, prisoners and wounded in Palestine, and comes within the framework of the Kingdom’s permanent support for the Palestinian people and their just cause,” Bakri said.

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Another official, Sheikh Abdul Latif Al Sheikh, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs praised the Gulf’s monarch for “continuous care and support towards families of wounded or martyred Palestinians”.

The programme, which has benefitted thousands of pilgrims since its inception, will include all Hajj rituals, including visits to Al-Masjid An-Nabawi, also known as the Prophet’s mosque.

Palestinians who wish to journey to Saudi Arabia for the Muslim pilgrimage, usually travel through third-party countries in order to arrive in Saudi Arabia, due to Israeli restrictions on Palestinian travel.

Gazans, for example, must travel to Egypt first should they wish to make it to the Gulf kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks with Israel to allow for direct Hajj flights for its Muslim minority wishing to perform the pilgrimage, which could include Palestinians from the occupied territories.

Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have any diplomatic relations, though Tel Aviv has made several moves towards normalisation with Riyadh. Saudi Arabia, however, insists that an independent Palestinian state must be created before diplomatic relations are established.

Saudi Arabia welcomes millions of Muslim worshippers from all corners of the world every year to carry out the Hajj pilgrimage, which usually falls before the holy Eid al-Adha festival.

Reference: The New Arab

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