In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 photo, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Muslims from all over the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca. Every Muslim is required to perform the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Hajj and Umrah

Saudi Arabia Denies Entry for More than 600,000 Palestinians, Complicating Hajj Plans

The change in Saudi policy will now make it largely impossible for Palestinians living in the occupied territories or as temporary residents of Jordan to make the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.