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Saudi to pay for 1,000 Palestinians to perform Hajj

Pilgrims during Hajj season in Mecca, Saudi [file photo]
Pilgrims during Hajj season in Mecca, Saudi [file photo]

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz issued a royal grant to 1,000 relatives of Palestinian martyrs to perform the Hajj this year, Quds Press reported.

The Saudi minister of endowment, who supervise the Hajj, said the Palestinians deserve “honour and respect” because of their “great sacrifices and fight to protect Jerusalem and Palestine.”

He noted that Palestine is an Arabic and Islamic state and this makes it necessary for Saudi Arabia to serve it and its people. “This is why the king ordered the grant for the relatives of Palestinian martyrs.”

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