Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers on Wednesday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem to mark a religious occasion.
According to local sources, at least 552 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort.
A senior police commander and other officers also participated in the mass settler break-ins at the Mosque to mark the occasion.
A number of rabbis delivered lectures about the alleged temple mount, while other settlers performed Talmudic prayers during the morning tours.
Meanwhile, the police intensified the presence of its forces in the Old City of Jerusalem and around the Aqsa Mosque, particularly at its entrances and gates, and imposed movement restrictions on Muslim worshipers from the holy city and 1948 occupied Palestine (Israel).
A number of Muslim worshipers were also prevented from entering the Islamic holy site during the morning settler tours.