Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Dozens of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem on Sunday morning.
According to local sources, at least 120 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards.
During their tours at the Islamic holy site, the settlers received lectures from rabbis about the alleged temple mount and a number of them performed Talmudic rituals and prayers.
Meanwhile, police officers detained two Palestinian young men at the Aqsa Mosque’s Bab Hitta Gate and hauled them to a detention center in the holy city.
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.