Hajj: Saudi Arabia to host additional 1,000 Palestinians whose kin were killed, injured in Gaza genocide

Pilgrims performing Tawaaf of the Kaaba in Mecca. [File Photo]

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to welcome an additional 1,000 family members of Palestinians who were killed or injured in Gaza for the Hajj pilgrimage, according to local media reports on Sunday.

This initiative, managed by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, follows a directive from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and is part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Programme, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The program will handle all logistical details from the arrival of these individuals in Saudi Arabia until their return to Palestine.

This directive from King Salman follows a similar one issued in May, increasing the total number of Palestinians hosted for this year’s Hajj to 2,000, as reported by Arab News.

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh stated that this gesture by King Salman highlights the Kingdom’s dedication to supporting Palestinian families and the broader Palestinian cause.

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