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Last batch of Gazan pilgrims leaves Gaza, eight of them sent back

[ PIC 05/10/2013 – 12:54 PM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– The last and third batch of Gazan pilgrims on Friday crossed the Rafah border crossing en route to Makkah for pilgrimage rituals, while the Egyptian authorities prevented eight of them from traveling. Director of crossings and borders affairs Maher Abu Sabha said that the last batch […]

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Stranded Gaza pilgrims arrive home

Maan News | July 17, 2013   GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hundreds of Gaza pilgrims who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia for weeks due to unrest in Egypt arrived home late Tuesday, a Gaza official said. Minister of endowment in the Hamas government, Ismail Radwan, told Ma’an that 613 pilgrims crossed into Gaza via […]

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Gaza pilgrims fail to travel due to closure of Rafah crossing

[ PIC 08/07/2013 – 03:24 PM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– The Palestinian ministry of religious affairs in Gaza said it is unable to have the passports of the registered pilgrims stamped because of the closure of the Rafah border crossing and Al-Arish airport by the Egyptian army. In a press release on Sunday, the ministry stated […]

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Updated: Palestinian official says 15 killed in Jordan bus accident

Maan News Agency | March 16, 2013 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The governor of Jenin district said Saturday that most of the 15 victims who died after a bus carrying pilgrims in Jordan overturned were from the Jenin area. “We are working on arrangements to bring the bodies to Jenin,” Talal Dweikat told Ma’an. The bus, […]

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Palestinian official: Most dead in Jordan bus accident carrying pilgrims from Jenin

Maan News Agency | March 16, 2013 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The governor of Jenin district said Saturday that most of the 15 victims who died after a bus carrying pilgrims in Jordan overturned were from the Jenin area. “We are working on arrangements to bring the bodies to Jenin,” Talal Dweikat told Ma’an. The bus, […]

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#PHOTOS | ISRAEL DECLARES ITSELF THE HOLY CAPITOL ON PILGRIMAGE CERTIFICATES

Nov 10, 2012 Leaving Christianity worldwide in total ignorance about all crimes committed against Christians suffering occupation as well, the impunity of Israel ascends itself now it is even declaring itself the Holy Capitol of Christian Jerusalem, as is stated on the pilgrimage certificate which the Israeli bureau of Tourism hands out. (Head Tip to […]

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First batch of Gaza pilgrims leaves for Makkah

[ PIC 10/10/2012 – 09:59 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The first batch of Gaza pilgrims on Tuesday Evening left the Strip en route to the Egyptian airport of Al-Arish before flying to Saudi Arabia at dawn to perform hajj rituals. Palestinian minister of religious affairs Ismail Radwan, who personally supervised the departure of the first […]

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Occupation stops Jerusalemite pilgrims from leaving for Makkah

[ PIC 09/10/2012 – 08:21 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Local sources in occupied Jerusalem reported on Tuesday that the Israeli occupation forces prevented a number of Jerusalemite pilgrims from traveling through al-Krama Bridge, and sent them back to the city on the pretext of not paying taxes. The occupation authorities always oblige travelers, including […]

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Gaza pilgrims stranded after border attack

Islam Times | Aug 9, 2012 Islam Times – After the deadly attack near the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip, many Palestinian pilgrims are now stuck in the besieged coastal enclave not being able to go for the Umrah rituals which is being held in the Holy city of Mecca during the holy month […]

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Israel’s Real Easter Pilgrims | #Airflotilla2 #Christianity

By Eric Walberg | Palestine Chronicle | April 18, 2012 Ben Gurion Airport was thrown into chaos for the third annual Flytilla on Sunday. As starry-eyed tourists arrived to visit the Holy sites and beady-eyed new Israelis arrived to kick more Palestinians off their land in the name of the Jewish State, thousands of Westerners […]

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Jesus Is Behind The Apartheid Blockade ~ by @KawtherSalam

Related: Israel’s crimes against Christianity | Christianty – in pictures The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us Preamble How long, O God, will they steal our livelihood? Oppress, imprison and humiliate our people? Deprive our children of their childhood? Indeed how long, God, will the multitudes of Christians of the world ignore […]

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For Palestinians on Pilgrimage to Mecca, Permits Are Not Guaranteed

A Million Stories about the Zionist Rape of This World – in pictures PNN – Palestine News Network | 25.10.11 – 20:59| Ansar Atmayzeh Ahmed Hamamreh, deported in 2002 after the siege of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, has not seen his mother in nine years. This year, they had planned a memorable reunion in […]

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Sudais: Lift the siege on Gaza

[ 13/11/2010 – 07:59 AM ]   MAKKAH, (PIC)– Top Saudi religious scholar Sheikh Abdurrahman Sudais, addressing Muslim pilgrims before Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, called on Muslims to work to create a solution for the Palestinian cause and liberate the Aqsa Mosque. The Sheikh demanded an end to the Israeli siege […]

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