Israeli journalist apologises after entering Mecca

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Al-Araby

An Israeli journalist has apologised after he snuck into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, entering religious sites that are traditionally reserved only for Muslims. Gil Tamari, the world news editor at Channel 13, took a video of himself crossing into the holy city and pointing to the Grand Mosque, as seen in footage shared by his network. The footage sparked fury among social media users as non-Muslims are traditionally banned from entering Mecca and Medina as prescribed in verses from the Quran. Tamari has since issued an apology for his actions, claiming his only intention was “to sh…

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