Posted by : Aahil Shaik
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Saudi King orders hosting of 1000 pilgrims from Palestinian families of Martyrs, prisoners
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia, has issued an order to host 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims for the Hajj pilgrimage this year, specifically from the families of martyrs, imprisoned, and injured people. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reports that this decision was made public on Saturday. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Pinterest
The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh thanked the King and the Crown Prince for the great work being done for Palestinian Hajj pilgrims and strengthening the deep bond acknowledges the immense sacrifice of the Palestinian people.
– This is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 goals, modern technology and artificial intelligence will be of great help in facilitating the hospitality and providing better service and comfort to the Hajj pilgrims.
– A woman (Mahmoud AL Zanati) who has been waiting patiently for the past 17 years to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, is among the pilgrims chosen to be hosted by the King Salman.
– This year Hajj will be with full capacity of previous level, first time after a gap of 2 years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, where the number of pilgrims was limited as part of earlier precautionary measures during the corona pandemic.
– From the 60,000 and 10,000 pilgrims in the seasons of 2021 and 2020, respectively, this was a huge increase. In 2019, Saudi Arabia welcomed 2.5 million pilgrims before the epidemic.