Gazan Hajj Pilgrims First Departs to Saudi Arabia

Palestinian Hajj Pilgrimage (photo: special)

Gaza, MINA – First Contingent of Palestinian pilgrims from the Gaza Strip left Cairo International Airport, Egypt on Friday, July 26 on their way to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj.

Diab Al-Louh, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt, said that the number of the first contingents is about 795 out of a total 2,900 people that consisting of nine contingents.

He added that Palestinian Hajj Pilgrims would carry out by 11 international flights from Cairo for the next four days.

Earlier, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud ordered his officials to present 1,000 families of Palestinian martyrs this year.

According to an Arab News report from the Saudi Press Agency, Palestinian Pilgrims will be part of the Saudi King Guest Program for Hajj and Umrah. (T/Sj)

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Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)