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RIYADH (TNS)- Saudi Arabia's King Salman has announced the Kingdom will host 1,000 female and male Palestinian pilgrims who are relatives of Palestinian martyrs this Hajj season.
The initiative is part of the Saudi government's Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj Guests Program.
In a statement, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, said that this year’s guests are coming from the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe, noting that as many as 43,547 female and male pilgrims have benefited from this program since its inception 22 years ago.
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