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Saudi king orders hosting 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims during Hajj

Saudi king orders hosting 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims during Hajj

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Jul 2019, 10:17 am

Riyadh, July 7 (Xinhua) Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered on Sunday that 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims be hosted during the annual Muslim Hajj, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The hosting is part of the Saudi King's Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah that is implemented and supervised by the Islamic affairs ministry.


Minister of Islamic Affairs and General Supervisor of the Program Sheikh Abdullatif Al Asheikh said his ministry would follow the required procedures through the Saudi embassies in Egypt and Jordan to arrange their departure for the kingdom by private planes and provide them with all facilities to perform the pilgrimage.


With the newly announced 1,000 Palestinian guests, Saudi Arabia has hosted 17,000 male and female pilgrims for Hajj.    

Saudi king orders hosting 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims during Hajj

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