Al-Quds, 6 Dzulhijjah 1437/8 September 2016 (MINA) – New settlers groups desecrated Thursday morning Al-Aqsa Mosque via the Israeli-controlled Al-Magharibeh gate under heavy protection of Israeli Special Forces,
A number of the settlers tried to perform rituals at the Islamic holy site, which angered Muslim worshipers and provoked them into chanting Takbeer loudly in protest against the settlers’ presence, The Palestinian Infoemarion Center (PIC) reported.
Meanwhile, several pro-Aqsa female activists, whose entry to the Aqsa Mosque is banned by the police, rallied outside the Islamic holy shrine and embarked on reading the holy Qur’an.
Tension remained high in and around al-Aqsa Mosque since early October 2015 after Israeli police repeatedly stormed the site and restricted Palestinians’ access into it, while allowing large numbers of settlers to access the holy site under heavy protection.(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)