Scores of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces on Thursday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in groups.
According to the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Occupied Jerusalem, dozens of settlers entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police guard.
It said that a horde of settlers were seen performing Talmudic rituals in the area of Bab al-Rahma in the east of Aqsa Mosque.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers 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 are seized until they leave the holy place.