Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Hordes of Jewish settlers stormed the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem under tight police protection on Monday morning.
“Dozens of settlers entered the Mosque in different groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards,” said the Islamic Awqaf Administration in the holy city.
During their tours at the Islamic holy site, the settlers received lectures from rabbis about the alleged temple mount and a number of them provocatively performed Talmudic prayers.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation police imposed movement restrictions on Muslim worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque’s entrances and gates on the fourth day of the holy month of Ramadan.
On Monday morning, a number of extremist rabbis and settlers from Jewish institutes held a special tour of the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards to prepare for the massive desecration of the Islamic holy site during the upcoming Jewish Passover holiday, which starts on April 15 and ends on April 23.
Those rabbis and settlers toured the Mosque’s courtyards while discussing the Talmudic rituals which settlers would perform at the holy site during the holiday and how they would walk around in groups.
Such settler violations are seen by Muslims as a serious challenge to the current status quo of their holy site and could spark widespread unrest.