Egyptian authorities seize passports of the Gaza Hajj administrative Mission

[ PIC 02/10/2013 – 06:31 PM ]

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GAZA, (PIC)– The Egyptian Authorities have seized the passports of the Gaza Hajj administrative mission, director General of the Crossings Department Maher Abu Sabha said.

Abu Sabha confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that seizing the passports came at the behest of the PA Minister of Awqaf in Ramallah Mahmoud Habash.

The administrative mission includes 184 pilgrims, only 30 employees of them have managed to travel.

Nearly 645 pilgrims left on Wednesday morning for Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, Abu Sabha said, noting that 4 pilgrims were returned from the Egyptian gate.




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