Some of the Libyan hajjis (pilgrims) who are staying in Anjum Makkah Hotel, Saudi Arabia, complained about delay in receiving their money transfers – 2000$ for each hajji – that should have been sent by the Haj Committee in Libya.
“Saudi police cars arrived at the hotel where the Libyan hajjis are staying to see what the problem is and then they met with the supervisors of the Libyan haj committee.” Libyan hajjis reported.
They also reported that the Libyan hajjis are burdened with standing in queues for long hours in front of Saudi banks, let alone that the banks are a bit far from the hotel, however; they added that some of them managed to receive their money.
On social media, many photos have been posted showing some Libyan pilgrims sitting and waiting at the door of one of the money transfer offices in Saudi Arabia, while other photos were said to show a protest by Libyan hajjis against the delay of the transfer procedures.
An official at the Libyan Haj Committee said the reason behind the delay could lie in the refusal of the Saudi banks to accept photocopies of the hajjis’ passports as identity documents, calling for bringing the original passports, which are kept with the haj committee's supervisors.