Dozens of extremist settlers were guarded by the Israeli occupation police as they forcefully entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday morning through the Al-Maghariba Gate.
Since daybreak, Israeli occupation forces were stationed in the precincts of Al-Aqsa and at its entrances to safeguard the extremist Israeli settlers.
Dozens of Israeli settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque sanctuary, conducting tours and carrying out Talmudic practices in the Bab al-Rahma area, according to a report from the Islamic Waqf Department in occupied Jerusalem.
The Israeli settlers were given escorted tours and told about the purported “temple mount” and a distorted version of the revered mosque as recorded in the Talmud.
Israeli occupation police enforce limits on Muslims from Jerusalem and other cities of Al-Aqsa that are held by Israel, examining their identities and apprehending some when they arrive at checkpoints outside.
Israeli law enforcement officials restrict the entrance of Muslim worshippers who travel from Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories to visit Al-Aqsa, verifying their identities and temporarily holding some at the external gates.
Jerusalem residents are still demanding access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in spite of the risks it faces from the tactics employed by the Israeli occupation and its settlers, as well as their efforts to “Judaize” the area.
Every day, apart from Friday and Saturday, Al-Aqsa Mosque has been suffering from breaches and intrusions by Israeli settlers, defended and safeguarded by the Israeli occupation forces, all in an endeavour to grab hold of the mosque and divide it in terms of time and space.