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

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.


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronized on Sunday the closing ceremony of the Fourth King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.
The king welcomed dignitaries and guests from the Gulf countries, including Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum and representative of the sultan of Oman Sheikh Abdullah Hamad Al-Khalifa.
The king then handed prizes to the winners of the festival.
During the ceremony, chairman of the Camel Club’s board and general supervisor of the festival, Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, thanked King Salman for his patronage and the “festival has become a destination for all (camel) owners within” within the Kingdom and serves as a platform “to bring together people from the Gulf and the Arab world.”
“This great gathering is a destination for all those interested in this heritage throughout the world,” he added.
Bin Hithlin also said that the club launched a package of economic decisions that will contribute to the development of this sector, and constitute an attractive factor for investments.