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Settlers storm Al-Aqsa, and the occupation police arrest worshipers from its courtyards

Jerusalem24 – Early today, Tuesday, Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while the Israeli police arrested a Palestinian worshiper.

Local sources said that settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa through the Mughrabi Gate in groups, performed Talmudic rituals in the eastern region, and carried out provocative tours under the protection of the occupation forces.

Eyewitnesses reported that members of the Israeli police assaulted a young man in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa and prevented him from praying, before arresting him and taking him to the Chains Gate area.

In recent weeks, the occupation turned the Old city Jerusalem into a military barracks and erected roadblocks on the roads leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque, imposing strict procedures and inspections, checking the identities of Palestinian arrivals to Al-Aqsa.

Yesterday, about 778 settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa, performed public Talmudic rituals and raised the Israeli flag in its courtyards, and also gave lectures about the alleged temple.

It is noteworthy that the number of settlers storming Al-Aqsa during the past few days has reached an unprecedented level; under the pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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