Gaza pilgrims head to Saudi Arabia for Umrah
Ma'an News Agency
February 21, 2013
CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Over 400 pilgrims from the Gaza Strip left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday via the Rafah crossing, border officials said.
Crossing official Sami al-Mutawalli said 460 pilgrims departed for Mecca to perform the Islamic pilgrimage of Umrah.
Over 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims will fly back on Wednesday via El-Arish airport, he added.
Related Topics: Egypt, Gaza, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia
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