Families of Gaza soldiers thank Saudi’s King Salman for Hajj program

A Palestinian beneficiary of the program said that visiting the holy sites and performing Hajj were always among her highest hopes. (SPA)
Updated 09 September 2017
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Families of Gaza soldiers thank Saudi’s King Salman for Hajj program

MADINAH: Families of Gaza martyrs expressed their appreciation for including them in the Guests of King Salman Hajj and Umrah Program this year at the king’s expense. They stressed that he has always supported the Palestinians and their just cause.
Safwat Ibrahim, one of the Gaza martyrs’ family members, offered his thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom and its leadership for this initiative. He said that this was his first pilgrimage and praised the services and good reception he witnessed. He also stressed that the Kingdom contributes a lot to the support of the Palestinian people.
Mahmud Shahter, another Palestinian beneficiary, said that he was extremely pleased to learn that he was chosen to be among the guests of the program.
Aisha Abdul-Rahim, the mother of two Gaza martyrs, also expressed her great pleasure to be included among the guests and noted the good reception they received from the organizers of the program.
Munassar Ramdan, also a Palestinian beneficiary of the program, said that visiting the holy sites and performing Hajj were always among her highest hopes, and she was very grateful for being offered this chance.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.