Photo: PIC
Photo: ilustration/PIC

Jerusalem, 18 Rabi’ul Awwal 1437/29 December 2015 (MINA) – Hordes of Israeli ilegal settlers, escorted by police forces, stormed on Tuesday morning Muslims’ the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque via the Maghareba Gate.

The settler groups performed sacrilegious rituals, provoking the anger of the peaceful Muslim sit-inners and learners who kept chanting “Allah is the Greatest” in protest at the break-in, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The Israeli occupation police also cracked down on the Muslim women, denying them access into Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform their religious prayers.

Israeli extremist settlers have often desecrated the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—sparking widespread tension across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Meanwhile, Israeli army troops rolled into Kifl Haris town, in northern Salfit, and provided a security shield for the extremist settlers who stormed Islamic holy places of worship in the area.

Eyewitnesses said several Israeli settlers flocked to the town in the early morning hours and performed provocative rituals.

The Israeli occupation soldiers reportedly broke into Palestinian civilian homes and ravaged them without prior notifications.(T/P008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)