Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
The Israeli occupation forces and groups of settlers Thursday stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed Talmudic rituals, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, despite the continued complete closure of the holy city.
Jerusalem sources reported that dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the courtyards and chapels of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The sources added that 14 settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning period of the daily incursions, under the strict protection of the occupation forces.
These incursions came as part of the daily tours that start from Mughrabi Gate to Bab al-Silsila, passing through the Bab al-Rahma area, during which Talmudic rituals are performed.
The Israeli settler incursions came despite the continued complete closure of the Holy City, and the emphasis on preventing Jerusalemites from reaching the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Jerusalem activist, Hanadi al-Halawani, had confirmed that what is happening clearly demonstrates that the closure is only in the service of the occupation’s interests.
She denounced allowing settlers and extremists to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque and preventing worshipers whose homes are a few meters away from Al-Aqsa from reaching it.