Saudi prince mediates end to tribal rift

A member of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family succeeded in ending a tribal rift that could have caused bloodshed and threatened the Gulf Kingdom’s largest tribe, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Prince Turki bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz received the disputed families from Dawasir tribe at his palace and reconciled them, Ajel said. "The Prince managed to end this serious rift and prevent bloodshed in Wadi Al Dawasir by reconciling the two tribes,” it said.

It said the rift had been triggered by an attack on the son of a tribal leader in the central province of Wadi Al Dawasir by members of a nearby clan. The feuding families belong to the same Dawasir tribe, the largest tribe in Saudi Arabia, it added.

“The Dawasir tribe shouldered its responsibility in averting the consequences of that act and I believe this is gallantry and wisdom,” the Prince told his guests during a speech at the palace.

“By mediating to end this dispute, we have contributed to strengthening the genuine values of our nation.”

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