Hundreds of Israeli extremist settlers invaded the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque via its Al-Maghariba gate on Monday morning, April 10, 2023.
Palestinian sources in occupied Jerusalem reported that about 1470 Israeli settlers, protected by Israeli occupation forces IOF, invaded Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa.
The Palestinian Department of Islamic Endowment indicated that Israeli settlers carried out provocative tours and rituals on the eastern side of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Coinciding with the settlers’ incursions, Israeli forces deployed at Al-Aqsa and forcibly removed several Palestinian worshipers, including one of Al-Aqsa’s guards.
Moreover, media sources reported that IOF kidnapped a Palestinian youth in Al-Aqsa and threatened others with arrests.
Meanwhile, Palestinian worshipers stood in rows to perform the forenoon (Duha) prayer in an attempt to confront the settlers’ incursions.
Israeli settlers, guarded by Israeli occupation forces, escalated their incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque over the past few days, coinciding with the Passover holidays.
During the Passover every year, the Palestinians are subjected to waves of Israeli violence, as the Israeli occupation forces push, assault, forcibly remove, and arrest them.
Last Thursday, IOF invaded Al-Qibli Prayer Hall, attacked worshipers, and prevented them from praying. 500 Palestinians were arrested and 200 others were injured as a result.
Israeli settlers carry out semi-daily incursions into the blessed Mosque in Jerusalem and provocatively perform Talmudic rituals under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.
Meanwhile, Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem continue their calls to mobilize at Al-Aqsa to confront the Israeli settlers’ incursions, which increased during the holy month of Ramadan.
In March 2023, nearly 3502 Israeli settlers invaded the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque and performed provocative Talmudic rituals at its courtyards.