Thursday 05 October 2023

Over 100 settlers defile Aqsa Mosque under police guard

Dozens of extremist Jewish settlers desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Al-Quds under tight police protection on Monday morning and later in the afternoon.

At least 114 settlers entered the Mosque in different groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police guard, according to al-Qastal News website.


During their tours at the Islamic holy site, the settlers received lectures from rabbis about the alleged temple mount and a number of them provocatively performed Talmudic prayers.


Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation police imposed movement restrictions on Muslim worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque’s entrances and gates.


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 could be seized until they leave the holy place.

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