• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1,500 PEOPLE FROM THE WEST BANK OF JORDAN AND FROM THE GAZA STRIP ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    ABOUT 1,500 PEOPLE FROM THE WEST BANK OF JORDAN AND FROM THE GAZA STRIP ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA THIS YEAR. YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) ABOUT 100 LEFT HEBRON, IN ISRAELI OCCUPIED TERRITORY.

    ISRAELI AUTHORITIES FACILITATED THE MOVEMENT OF THE PILGRIMS UNDER THEIR STATED POLICY OF FREEDOM OF WORSHIP.

    BEFORE THE PILGRIMS LEFT; THEY ATTENDED A RELIGIOUS SERVICE AS THE MOSQUE OF ABRAHAM'S TOMB, WHERE PRAYERS WERE LED BY THE KADI OF HEBRON.

    ABOUT 1,000 PEOPLE TURNED OUT TO WISH FARE-WELL TO THE PILGRIMS AS THEY LEFT, AND HEADED FOR THE ALLENBY BRIDGE, A CENTRE OF CONFLICT DURING THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR.

    ALSO YESTERDAY ABOUT 150 PILGRIMS FROM NABLUS AND ANOTHER 600 FROM THE GAZA STRIP SET OUT FOR MECCA, WITH THE REST DUE TO LEAVE NEXT WEEK.

    MECCA, THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOHAMMED, IS THE CAPITAL OF THE PROVINCE OF HEJAZ IN SAUDI ARABIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8J479AW1SRTCKI7Q5HTPM10G3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8J479AW1SRTCKI7Q5HTPM10G3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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