Abbas: Israel Never Prevented Palestinians from Making Haj Pilgrimage Like Hamas Does

[Jerusalem Post] PA leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Hamas of preventing thousands of Palestinians from making the annual haj pilgrimage to Mecca, Israel Radio reported Saturday. Abbas told reporters in Mecca that Israel had never once prevented Palestinians from making the holy visit. Palestinians wishing to travel to Saudi Arabia through Egypt were not given permits.

2008-12-09 08:00:00

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