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Saudi refuses Hajj visas for Palestinian refugees in Jordan

Saudi refuses Hajj visas for Palestinian refugees in Jordan

Palestinian refugees, who are originally from Gaza, said that the Saudi embassy in Amman has rejected to issue them Hajj visas, Jordanian news website Roaya reported yesterday.

According to the news site, the Jordanian authorities had asked Saudi Arabia not to issue Hajj visas to these refugees.

Palestinian refugees from Gaza, who live in Jordan, went to the Saudi embassy to get Hajj visas and were surprised that they were rejected on the request of the Jordanian authorities.

Safa news agency reported that there are 158,000 Palestinian refugees from Gaza who have lived in Jordan since the 1967 Naksa.

They hold temporary Jordanian passports and do not have equal access to healthcare, education, or  the right to ownership as Jordanian citizens.

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