(Photo: PIC)
Israeli officials and extremist settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque. (Photo: PIC)

Al-Quds, 14 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/4 Fberuary 2015 (MINA) – A group of Jewish settlers and officials headed by the Israeli police commander stormed Tuesday morning Al-Aqsa Mosque and launched provocative desecration tours in its plaza.

Nearly 20 Jewish settlers along with 15 Israeli officials broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning from al-Magaribeh gate under heavy police protection, eyewitnesses reported, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

In the same context, a Palestinian report revealed that 956 Israeli settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque during January, while Israeli daily attacks against Palestinian worshipers were registered in the same period.

The data showed that during January 25 Palestinians were prevented from having access to the holy shrine for 15-60 days.

During the reporting period, two Palestinian Islamic associations working on the defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque within the Green Line were shut down following a decision by Israeli war minister Moshe Ya’alon.

The report pointed out that break-ins into Al-Aqsa Mosque have been notably invested by political parties prior to the projected March elections in Israel.

Several Israeli attempts were also reported during January to launch a remotely controlled flying device with camera over the Mosque’s compound.

Along the same line, Israeli media sources unveiled an Israeli plan to register Muslims’ holy Al-Aqsa Mosque as an Israeli state property to be officially run by the so-called Tabu (land registration) office as a prelude for establishing a Jewish synagogue over parts of the holy site. (T/P011/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)