The Palestinian Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs reported that it had documented 22 incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque by the occupation forces and settlers last May, while the call to prayer in the Ibrahimi Mosque was prohibited 50 times.
The ministry started in its monthly report Monday that the largest number of incursions was recorded on the 29th of last month, when more than 1,700 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, coinciding with the settlers’ celebration of the anniversary of the occupation of the eastern part of Jerusalem, and some of them performed their epic prostration.
The report indicated that the occupation authorities continued excavations in the Ibrahimi Mosque, were still jamming its headphones, stormed the al-Bab al-Sharqi area, and set tables and chairs to hold meetings for its soldiers.
The Ministry pointed out that dozens of stationed members of Al-Aqsa Mosque suffocated and were hit by rubber-coated metal bullets, while the Israeli bullets smashed the glass of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi’s pulpit.
They added that the so-called “Israeli Supreme Court” approved the establishment of an air train line, after rejecting the petitions submitted against the project, noting that the so-called “Lahava” settler organization called for the dismantling of the Dome of the Rock and the inauguration of the alleged “Temple” in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The report also monitored dozens of cases of deportation from Al-Aqsa Mosque, harassment of guards, and worshipers, including the return and humiliating searches.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is subjected to daily incursions by settlers, in the morning and evening periods, in an attempt to impose a temporal and spatial division on it.