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.