Saudi Arabia bans 3 million Palestinians from traveling to country to perform holy pilgrimage

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Saudi Arabia has barred some 1.5 million Palestinian citizens of Israel from entering the country on temporary Jordanian passports, and thus, from performing Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. The decision is the latest in a series of measures taken by the Kingdom limiting Palestinian pilgrims’ access to Islam’s holiest site and comes against the backdrop of increasingly normalized relations between Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf states.

Source: Saudi Arabia bans 3 million Palestinians from traveling to country to perform holy pilgrimage

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