Saudi Arabia Grants Osama bin-Laden Family Entry (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 04/29/12)
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Almost a year after U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, Saudi
Arabia has decided to allow the infamous terroristís family into the
kingdom on humanitarian grounds, state media reported on Saturday.
Pakistan deported the family this week, ending months of speculation
regarding the fate of his wives and children who were detained by
Pakistani security forces after the May 2 raid, Reuters reported.
A Saudi official, who was quoted by the state Saudi Press Agency
(SPA), said that the family arrived in the kingdom on Thursday.
"Travel arrangements of Osama bin Laden´s family were facilitated
based on the request of Bin Laden´s family in Saudi Arabia," the
"Saudi Arabia dealt with the matter on a humanitarian, legal and
administrative basis," said the report.
A Pakistani court sentenced the women to 45 days in prison this month
for entering Pakistan illegally and ordered their deportation after
the end of the prison term, which began on March 3 when they were
formally arrested, Reuters reported.
The Saudi report did not indicate how many family members had arrived
in Jeddah but previous reports suggested that three widows, seven
children and four grandchildren had been deported.
Security officials are following their movements closely because once
the family members leave Pakistan, they may be able to elucidate how
the al Qaeda terrorist managed to hide in the country for such an
extended period of time, without being captured.
However, SPA quoted the Saudi official as saying that "it was not
appropriate to intrude on the privacy of the bin Laden family in the
kingdom in any way". (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/29/12)
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