An Israeli citizen is being held under arrest in Saudi Arabia for an angry rant in a pharmacy during which he praised Israel as the best country in the world.
Sammi al-Obara, 40, a resident of the Bedouin city of Rahat in the southern Negev region, suffers from diabetes, which was likely the cause of his behavior, his family said.
He was arrested on Tuesday during a pilgrimage to the kingdom, according to Hebrew media reports.
Israel has no diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia, which could complicate any efforts to secure his release.
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