Al Quds, 4 Safar 1437/16 November 2015 (MINA) – Groups of Jewish settlers on Monday,(11\17) morning stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem and toured its courtyards under Israeli tightened security measures.

According to Quds Press, nine settlers stormed the Aqsa Mosque from the Magharebah gate under protection of Israeli police.

This coincided with the deployment of Israeli Special Forces in the vicinity of the Qibli mosque for the sake of settlers’ security.

Muslim sit-inners at the Aqsa confronted settlers’ incursion by chanting “Allah the Greatest” near the Magharebah gate,The Palestinian Information Center (OPIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Meanwhile, Israeli police confiscated the IDs of some of the worshipers and sit-inners at their entry to the holy site.

It is noteworthy that there was a remarkable decline in the number of settlers who stormed the Aqsa Mosque during October and November compared to previous months.

Before Jerusalem Intifada, the number of settlers who daily broke into the Mosque’s vicinity reached 50 while in Jewish holidays, the number reached 200. (T/Imt/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)