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Yemen's scholars denounce Saudi ban on Hajj

Abdul Latif al-Washali
PRESS TV, Sana'a

On the Day of Arafat, Yemen's Scholars Association held a symposium in the great mosque of Sana'a.

The symposium entitled "Preventing Hajj is a deterrent from the Grand Mosque and a service to the nation's enemies." denounced the Saudi regime's ban on foreigners from Hajj.

A large number of Yemeni scholars attended the event.

The scholars association issued a statement accusing the Saudi regime of serving the Zionist agenda by targeting Muslims rites.

The statement also condemned the silence of the Islamic nations toward the Saudi practices against Islam.

For the second year, Saudi Arabia prevented millions of Muslims from holding Hajj pilgrimage, saying this step comes amid the precautions against the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst thousands of people attend music concerts in Riyadh and Jaddah without any restrictions.

Yemenis believe that the Saudi regime is deliberately targeting the rites of Muslims including the Hajj as part of implementing the Israeli agenda in the region.

They say Saudi Arabia has no right to ban millions of Muslims from their right to access holy Mecca.

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