Saturday, August 28, 2010

(NEWS) So Much For "Prison Camp Gaza" - 1,200 Pilgrims To Leave Gaza For Mecca

"Gaza's Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs said 1,200 pilgrims will leave the Strip on Friday for Mecca.

Taleb Abu Sha'ara said a total of 3,000 pilgrims were scheduled to perform the pilgrimage, known as Umrah, adding that 1,800 have already left the coastal enclave.

The minister thanked the Egyptian authorities for facilitating the pilgrims' travel via the Rafah crossing on Egypt's border." (source)

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