Palestinian Woman Dies during Hajj in Mecca

Palestinian Woman Dies during Hajj in Mecca

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A Palestinian woman pilgrim was pronounced dead on Saturday morning as she was performing Hajj, pilgrimage made to the Kaaba, the "House of Allah", in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Sheikh Hatem AlBakri, announced the death of Palestinian woman Ghalia Abu Radi, 43, who travelled from Gaza last month to perform Hajj.

Ghalia died at King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah after she was critically injured in a car accident two days ago.

AlBakri pointed out that a funeral prayer will be held for the deceased woman at Masjid AlHaram in Mecca, where the female Palestinian pilgrim will be properly buried in a nearby cemetery in coordination with Saudi authorities.

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