Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Hordes of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem on Monday morning.
According to local sources, at least 134 settlers entered the Mosque in groups and toured its courtyards under police guards.
Some settlers performed Talmudic prayers during their tours at the Islamic holy site.
Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, head of the Higher Islamic Council in Occupied Jerusalem, recently warned of an Israeli plan to change the religious reality at the Aqsa Mosque through intensifying and diversifying settlers’ break-ins at 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.