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Nigerian Pilgrims having a hard time coming to Israel

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Nigerian Pilgrims having a hard time coming to Israel

28 000 Nigerian Christian pilgrims who had plans to visit Israel in the months to come have to find alternative ways, after a ban has been put on all Israeli in and outbound flights to Nigeria due to terror threats. Senior deputy director Rafi Ben Hur explains that “The massive pilgrimage is a state project in Nigeria. They subsidize the Christian’s pilgrimage to the Holy land, just as they do to the Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca. We cooperate with the Nigerian government on all tourism related issues and attempt to remove all obstacles they encounter. They are the nicest visitors we could ask for”. Ben Hur added that he would try to intervene on behalf of the pilgrims, but also noted that he would never compromise security. A meeting to solve the situation is scheduled with Nigeria’s ambassador to Israel, as well as with the organizing team. “We do not plan to give up on these groups, their visit means too much for us,” Ben Hur concluded.

 

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