Hundreds of ‘Israeli’ Settlers Storm Aqsa Mosque under Occupation Soldiers’ Protection
By Staff, Agencies
More than 750 ‘Israeli’ occupation settlers stormed the holy al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds under the strict protection of the apartheid entity’s forces as part of recent mass break-ins into the Islamic holy site.
On Thursday morning, 754 Zionist settlers entered the compound from the Moroccan Gate, the Palestine Information Center, citing local sources, reported.
It added that settlers stormed the compound in nine groups and received information from rabbis about the alleged temple mount while dozens of police and security forces escorted the settlers during their tours at the holy site.
The al-Aqsa Mosque compound sits just above the Western Wall plaza and houses both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Outside the compound and particularly at its gates, the enemy soldiers also imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers’ access to the mosque, demanded their ID cards, frisked them, and searched their bags, it added.
The report also mentioned that many Muslim worshipers and al-Aqsa guards were present in different areas of the compound to protect it against further desecration and tried to prevent the settlers from walking around freely.
A couple of days earlier, at least 300 ‘Israeli’ settlers entered the compound from the Moroccan Gate, responding to calls made by extremist groups for mass break-ins at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound to mark a religious event.
According to an agreement signed between the Zionist entity and the Jordanian government after the occupation of al-Quds in 1967, non-Muslim worship at the compound is prohibited.