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Saudis stop Hamas,Islamic Jihad members from reaching Syria

Saudi Arabia received information that senior Hamas, Islamic Jihad members arriving in Mecca from Gaza plan to head to Damascus. Their passports taken away, returned only after they get on Egypt-bound plane

Published: 11.26.10

Saudi Arabia has prevented senior members from Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), who had made the pilgrimage from Gaza to Mecca, to continue on to Damascus to meet the leaders of their organizations, a source within one of the organizations told Ynet on Friday.




The source said that lately many senior members in Hamas and other organizations joined dozens of operatives including a group from the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades on a pilgrimage to Mecca which began in Egypt.

At the end of the Hajj period the senior members wished to continue on their journey – via Syria, but Saudi authorities, who had received in


Added: Nov-29-2010 
By: alrin
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Middle East
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PRC, Damascus
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