Dozens of colonial Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque early on Thursday morning, October 5, under the protection of Israeli occupation forces, marking the sixth day of the Jewish holiday known as the ‘Festival of Thrones.'”
The Islamic Endowments Department in occupied Jerusalem stated that 414 Israeli settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque, conducted provocative tours and performed Talmudic rituals near the vicinity of Bab Al-Maghariba.
This event coincides with intensified restrictions imposed on Palestinian worshipers, severely limiting their access to the holy site.
Local Palestinian sources have indicated that Israeli troops were deployed to ensure the security of settlers during their incursion into the mosque.
They continued to prevent Palestinian worshippers from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque, provocatively checking their ID cards and detaining some of them at the mosque’s external gates.
Semi-daily, Israeli settlers invade Al-Aqsa and provocatively perform Talmudic rituals under the protection of Israeli occupation forces, aiming to impose a temporal and spatial division in the sacred site, which the Muslims and Palestinians reject and decry.
In August 2023, at least 3891 colonial Israeli intruders stormed the mosque and performed Talmudic provocative rituals in its squares, according to Palestinian figures.
Earlier in June, media sources revealed a new Israeli proposed plan to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque between Jews and Muslims, which deprives Palestinians and Muslims of their rights to this Islamic site.