Israeli Illegal Settlers Organize Marches Near Al-Aqsa

Al-Quds, 24 Muharram 1438/25 October 2016 (MINA) – Groups of Israeli settlers organized Monday massive marches heading to Al-Aqsa Mosque in total provocation to Palestinian worshipers.

The settlers performed Talmudic rituals in the Old City of Jerusalem and near and around the Aqsa Mosque amid heavy protection of Israeli police, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Earlier Monday, 39 extremist settlers stormed the Mosque in their Talmudic clothes, causing tension among Palestinians.

Israeli police, meanwhile, intensified their presence throughout occupied Jerusalem, restricting Palestinians’ movement near Al-Aqsa.

On Sunday, 346 Israeli settlers escorted by police forces desecrated the Mosque and toured its courtyards and exterior passages.

Right-wing Israeli organizations called for intensifying settler break-ins into Al-Aqsa, especially during Jewish holidays although the UNESCO had declared it a purely Islamic site.(T/P008/R04)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)