Jerusalem, MINA – More than hundred of Jewish settlers and intelligence agents with large numbers of Israeli police escorts stormed into Al-Aqsa Mosque through Al-Maghribi Gate on Wednesday morning July 10.
Israeli police provided full protection to settlers during their invasion and toured the courtyard of mosque, amid tight restrictions imposed on Palestinians entering the mosque, Safa reported.
According to the Public Relations and Information Officer at the occupied Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem, Firas Al-Dees said, 86 settlers including 20 Jewish students, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in several groups and conducted provocative tour activities on its grounds with strict protection from Special Police.
He explained that 22 members of occupation intelligence also stormed the mosque and went around the yard.
Israeli occupation forces continued to impose restrictions on the entry of pilgrims who came from Jerusalem and inside who were occupied since morning to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and held their personal identities at the outer gate.
Settlers and members of Israeli police have increased attacks and violations of the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacked their leaders and bodyguards, and deported dozens of them from mosques at different times.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is confronted every day (except Friday and Saturday) with a series of violations by settlers and occupying soldiers. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)