800 Palestinians allowed to exit Gaza for Mecca pilgrimage | 2019-03-04 | daily-sun.com

800 Palestinians allowed to exit Gaza for Mecca pilgrimage

4 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

GAZA CITY: Some 800 Palestinians crossed Sunda from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on their initial stage of a pilgrimage to Mecca, the first time since 2014 Egyptian authorities have granted visas for such a trip, reports AFP.

The pilgrims left at around dawn and were to be met by buses on the Egyptian side to bring them to Cairo’s airport, from where they would fly to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, said a Palestinian official at the Rafah crossing in the Gaza Strip.


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