Saudi Arabia Govt Strict Over Palestine Supporter: The fire of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas is not only burning people in the war zone, but its effect is being seen in other countries as well. People from the rest of the world are seen expressing their support for the war between Israel and Hamas. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is cracking down on Muslims for political activism in Mecca and Medina.
The Kingdom has detained several Muslims in the Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina to demonstrate solidarity with Gaza and Palestine, according to a report by The Middle East Eye.
One of those detained in Mecca was a British actor and presenter named Islah Abdur-Rahman. He traveled to Mecca with his family in late October. During this time, he wore a Palestinian keffiyeh (square scarf) at an Islamic site, after which he was taken into custody by Saudi soldiers.
Algerian man arrested
According to Middle East Eye, on November 10 this year, an Algerian man was also detained for 6 hours by the Kingdom government for pro-Palestine activism in Medina. The victim said that I prayed in Medina. Prayed for the children and victims in Palestine. Is it a crime to pray for the Gaza oppressed? I didn’t know it was prohibited at holy places.
Islah Abdur-Rahman expressed regret
Islah Abdur-Rahman expressed regret over Saudi Arabia’s action against Palestine supporters. “I was really scared,” he said. I was in a country that was not mine. I have no rights and they could do anything to me and I couldn’t say anything, so I was scared. My fear broke my heart. I realized what the Palestinians have to go through. This was just a small part of it