Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem
Scores of extremist Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under tight police protection.
According to local sources, dozens of settlers entered the Mosque as usual through the Mosque’s Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards amid intensive presence of police forces around them and across the holy site.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers and police forces 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.