Days of Palestine - Jerusalem
Dozens of settlers and students of Jewish institutes stormed the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday under the protection of the Israeli occupation police.
According to the Islamic Awqaf in the occupied Jerusalem, 61 settlers, 40 students from Jewish institutes, and 50 Israeli policemen in civilian clothes stormed the Al-Aqsa courtyards from the Mughrabi Gate and carried out provocative tours.
Settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinian casualties – injuries and fatalities – as well as damage to land and property.
In some cases, they even serve as an armed escort or even join in the attacks. Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency.
The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources.