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King Salman offers to host 1000 Palestinian pilgrims

Saudi king orders the hosting of 1000 Palestinians from martyrs' families to perform Haj this year

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued an order to host 1,000 Palestinians to perform Hajj this year, according to Saudi News Agency.

The news came in a statement from the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, and General Supervisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Program Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh.

The minister thanked the king for his commitment “to build bridges of fraternity with our brothers in Palestine,” and make it easier for them to perform the rituals of Islam within the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Program.

He added that this the gesture toward the pilgrims of Palestine, was a confirmation of the continuation of positive results shown since it started seven years ago.