Palestinians freed in Shalit deal to attend hajj pilgrimage

06.10.2011                      09.Cheschwan. 5772

Hamas:

Palestinians freed in Shalit deal to attend hajj pilgrimage

Hamas says Saudi Arabia offered to fly 300 prisoners freed in deal to Islam's annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

The Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers say 300 Palestinian prisoners freed in October in the prisoner swap deal with Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will take part in Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage.
Hamas border official Maher Abu Sabha says Saudi Arabia offered to fly them to the pilgrimage. He says they will cross from Gaza into Egypt late Friday to catch the flights….