Jerusalem24 – On Sunday morning, dozens of extremist settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, with heavy security from the Israeli occupation police.
The incursions came in response to calls made by the so-called “Temple Groups” for their supporters and settlers to carry out a “central storming” of Al-Aqsa today. Under the pretext of the Jewish Purim.
The Islamic Endowments Department in occupied Jerusalem stated that 153 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning period, and they organized provocative tours in its courtyards.
Adding that three of the occupation intelligence stormed the courtyards of the mosque, pointing out that Jewish guides gave explanations about the alleged “temple”, while settler groups performed Talmudic rituals in the Rahma Gate area.
During the settlers’ incursion, the Israeli police searched the youth’s bags, while strict restrictions were imposed on the entry of worshipers from Jerusalem , checking their personal identities, and detained some of them at its external gates.
Since the morning, the occupation police had opened the Mughrabi Gate, deployed their special forces in Al-Aqsa squares and at its gates, and had ensured full protection for the settlers.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is witnessing daily (except for Friday and Saturday) incursions and violations by settlers and the occupation police twice a day, the frequency of which increases during the period of Jewish holidays, while forcing significant restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to the mosque.
Since the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, the occupation authorities have controlled the keys to the Mughrabi Gate, and through it the daily incursions of settlers and occupation forces are carried out.