Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Dozens of Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli police forces stormed Wednesday Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Department of Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem said that dozens of settlers and students of biblical institutes stormed Al-Aqsa, from the side of the Mughrabi Gate, in groups, and performed Talmudic rituals in its courtyards, under the protection of the occupation police, which tightened its military measures in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa and the Old City.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Jews to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.
During the presence of settlers inside the Mosque compound, entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs could be seized until they leave the holy place.