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Over 360 settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Scores of extremist Jewish settlers escorted by police forces desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Al-Quds on Thursday morning and later in the afternoon.

According to al-Qastal News website, at least 363 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police guard.


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, Israeli police officers kidnaped Aqsa guard Khalil Al-Tarhouni as he was doing his job in the Mosque’s courtyards.


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.