Palestinian pilgrims pay tribute to Saudi Arabia

Muslim pilgrims depart after throwing the final pebbles in the symbolic stoning of the devil at the Jamarat Bridge in Mina, which marks the final major rite of the Hjj on August 23, 2018. Palestinian pilgrims returning to camps in Lebanon expressed thanks to Saudi Arabia for the care offered to them and other worshippers during Hajj. (AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
Updated 01 September 2018

Palestinian pilgrims pay tribute to Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted 1,000 female and male pilgrims who were relatives of Palestinian martyrs
  • The Palestinian head of the delegation highlighted the care provided by the Kingdom during the performance of the rituals of Hajj

JEDDAH: Palestinian pilgrims returning to camps in Lebanon expressed thanks to Saudi Arabia for the care offered to them and other worshippers during Hajj.

Pilgrims returning to Shatila, Burj Al-Barajneh, Miyyah Miyyah, Ain Al-Hilweh, Rashidiya and the Bader River camps in Lebanon were welcomed with decorations, banners, confetti and songs that filled the public squares.

The pilgrims praised the Kingdom, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for its “goodness and leadership.”

Head of the delegation of Palestinian martyrs’ families Sheikh Iyad highlighted the care provided by the Kingdom during the performance of the rituals of Hajj.

High-level organization and technological innovations were major factors in the success of this year’s Hajj, he said.

This year, King Salman hosted 1,000 female and male pilgrims who were relatives of Palestinian martyrs.

The initiative was part of the King Salman Hajj and Umrah Program, supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.

The guests of this year’s program came from the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. 


Saudi railway wins international award for safety measures

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Saudi railway wins international award for safety measures

RIYADH:  The Saudi Railways Co. (SAR) won the International Safety Award for 2020 from the British Safety Council for the second time in a row for its exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks.

CEO of SAR Dr. Bashar bin Khalid Al-Malik said that the company puts at the forefront of its strategic plans the application of the highest safety standards in operating the rail network in the Kingdom.

He said that SAR accords top priority to the culture of safety in the management, operation and maintenance of its trains by following international laws that have proven effective in ensuring safety in the work environment.

Al-Malik said: “We are proud that SAR wins such international awards, which reflect the efforts and decisions taken to apply and develop health and safety measures.”