Israeli Channel 13 chief international news editor Gil Tamary is facing criticism for breaking a Saudi ban on non-Muslims visiting Mecca.

The report of his visit aired on Monday. By Tuesday, Tamary had profusely apologized on Twitter for the appearance.

“Disclaimer: I would like to reiterate that this visit to Mecca was not intended to offend Muslims or any other person. If anyone takes offense to this video, I deeply apologize,” he said. “The purpose of this entire endeavor was to showcase the importance of Mecca and the beauty.”

Tamary again apologized in another tweet, stating, “Once again, if anyone was hurt by or offended by this, I apologize wholeheartedly. We had no such intention.”

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