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A general view of the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) headquarters at Menara TH Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur. — Picture by BERNAMA

Iran-Israel conflict: Preparations for 2024 Hajj season to continue — Minister

PUTRAJAYA, April 14 — Tabung Haji is continuing its preparations for the 2024 Hajj season as planned despite the retaliatory attacks by Iran against Israel, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Mohd Na’im Mokhtar.

He said the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) will work closely with government entities like the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Tourism, Arts, and Culture Ministry, as well as Saudi Arabia’s Hajj and Umrah Ministry to ensure the safety of Malaysian Haj and Umrah pilgrims in light of current developments.

“The Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) is monitoring the current situation in the Middle East following the retaliatory attacks by Iran against Israel yesterday,” he said in a statement today.

Na’im added that the retaliatory attacks had escalated tensions in the region, which had already been high over the past seven months due to the cruelty of the Zionist regime of Israel against innocent Palestinian civilians.

He also urged all parties to remain calm and always refer to the authorities to obtain accurate and authentic information.

International media today reported that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps had begun a drone strike operation, targeting locations inside Israeli-occupied territory.

— Bernama

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