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Saudi Arabia refuses to allow Yemenis to perform Hajj pilgrimage

THE LEVANT NEWS — Thousands of Yemenis take to the streets in the capital Sanaa to protest against Saudi Arabia’s refusal to allow them to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.

The protesters on Friday said that Saudi Arabia has violated its religious responsibility regarding the Hajj pilgrimage, expressing their deep anger at Riyadh’s decision which won’t deter them from the pilgrimage, according to Press TV.

“Saudi authorities have to accept documents sent by the ministry demanding clearance for thousands of Yemenis who seek to go to Saudi Arabia,” Yemen’s Ministry of Endowments and Religious Activities says.

In the same context, the protesters condemned the “hysteric bombardment” of innocent people across Yemen, especially a recent one in Sanaa, where dozens of people including women and children were killed, calling for international organization to react to the crimes perpetrated by Saudi Arabia against Yemenis.

It’s noteworthy that the conflict in war-torn Yemen has left about 4,500 people dead and thousands of others wounded since late March, the UN says. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the the number is much higher.

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