Saudi Official: Israel Does Not Ban Muslims From Hajj While Other Countries Do


Saudi Arabia’s minister of Islamic Affairs praised Israel for not hindering its Muslim population from performing the Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca unlike some Islamic countries in a video posted to Twitter by Saudi news on Tuesday.

“The state of Israel, from what we know of it, has not banned Muslim pilgrims from coming to the Kingdom to take part in their religious obligation, however one of the countries, as we know or have been told, have banned pilgrims from traveling,” said Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh Abdullatif Bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh.

Israel responded to the minister’s remarks on its Arabic Twitter account stating, “Thank God, Israel facilitated for more than 4,000 Muslim citizens to head to the holy places to complete the Hajj pilgrimage.”

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