Over 500 illegal settlers break into Al-Aqsa under IOF protection

At least 500 illegal Israeli settlers guarded by heavily armed Israeli occupation forces defiled into Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning.

Local sources reported that about 500 illegal settlers broke into the holy site compound early in the morning hours to mark the Jewish holiday of Shavuot “Feast of Weeks” (Hebrew: שָׁבוּעוֹת) while being protected by dozens of heavily-armed Israeli forces.

Israeli occupation forces assaulted large numbers of Muslim and Palestinian worshipers and blockaded dozens of worshipers inside the prayer halls in order to secure the provocative raids by settlers.

Soon after, the illegal Jewish settlers broke into the holy site in groups as they entered through the Mughrabi Gate, one of the Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem and is under full-Israeli control.

The settlers performed Talmudic prayers, sang and danced in a provocative way at the courtyards of the Compound.

Local sources reported that the settlers also performed the epic prostration in the courtyards of the holy site.

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