Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

Dozens of settlers escorted by police defile Aqsa Mosque

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Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation police on Sunday morning allowed dozens of Jewish settlers to enter the Aqsa Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and desecrated its courtyards.

According to local sources, police forces provided protection for 49 settlers and two officers as they were touring the Mosque’s courtyards.

The police also allowed other group of settlers to defile the Islamic holy site in the afternoon for about one hour.

Temple mount groups already incited its followers and supporters to march en masse to the Aqsa Mosque on Monday and Tuesday to mark a Jewish event called Purim.

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.