A Russia Today reporter tweeted this:
لأول مرة في مطار بن غوريون، تل أبيب… معتمرون بملابس الاحرام حيث تم سفرهم الى السعودية عن طريق طائرة ترانزيت الى مطار عمان الاردن ومنها الى ارض الحرمين الشريفين لاداء العمرة . pic.twitter.com/GZ8LJUhhwK
— Dalia Nammari (@Dalianamari_rt) April 2, 2018
For the first time at Ben-Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, [Palestinian pilgrims) were traveling to Saudi Arabia via a transit plane to Jordan Amman Airport and from there to the land of the Two Holy Mosques for the performance of Umrah.
This development was reported last year, although it seems that this is the first time it actually happened:
For thousands of Palestinian pilgrims, the journey to Mecca is about to become much less time-consuming.
The United States is in talks with the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to allow special flights transporting pilgrims to take off from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv to Saudi Arabia, reported Roya Arabic.
According to the same source, the designated planes won’t be Saudi or Israeli-owned.
In addition, the aircrafts are planned to make a brief stop in Jordan before continuing to their final destination.
I guess no one wants to report that the administration of Donald Trump may have done something to help Israeli Arabs and Palestinians get to Saudi Arabia.
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