King Saud Prayers at The Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

King Saud was interested with the issues of the Muslim world before and after ascending to the throne. The most important cause was the Palestinian cause, which was one of the most important issues that King Abdulaziz was interested in before him. He visited Palestine in (1935) and was the first Saudi Prince to visit it, and pray in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Juraslem , and the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron. Prince Saud was met with an enthusiastic reception by the Palestinians wherever he went.  On August 14, 1935 HRH visited Anabta village in Tulkarm and there stood poet and Martyr Abdul Rahim Mahmoud, who was in his  Twenty's (killed  in the battle of Al-shajara in 1948) and delivered a poem which effected Prince Saud greatly, in which he said :

,Have you come respected Prince to visit Al Aqsa Mosque 
or bid it farewell before it gets occupied 

The poem was so emotional that Prince Saud stood with tears in his eyes and addressed the audience in a strong voice  and said, "No, we will not bid it farewell, while we are still alive" King Saud was also quoted Saying in his speech : " Palestine, is the apple of my eye." It was in solidarity with the tribulations experienced by the Palestinian people. King Saud ordered The Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) to employ the largest number of Palestinian refugees He also donated two million Saudi Riyals for the restoration of Al-Aqsa Mosque.