Scores of Israeli settlers invaded on Sunday morning, December 25, 2022 the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed provocative rituals under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.
The Islamic Waqf, the Jordan-run authority in charge of the holy site, said that scores of Israeli settlers broke into the holy site in groups on the Jewish holiday, and that more groups of settlers are expected to break into the holy site during the day.
The Israeli occupation authorities imposed strict restrictions on the presence of Muslims in the holy site coinciding with the incursions by Israeli settlers.
The occupation forces imposed strict restrictions on the entry of Palestinians from Jerusalem and the 1948 lands to Al-Aqsa, and confiscated their personal identities at its external gates, and prevented some young men from entering.
Every day, Al-Aqsa is subjected to a series of settler incursions, as part of the occupation’s attempts to divide it temporally and spatially, while the pace of incursions escalates during Jewish holidays, and is punctuated by attacks on worshipers, stationed, and forced deportations from the mosque.