Over 100 settlers defile Aqsa Mosque
Dozens of Jewish settlers, including students and intelligence officers, desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem on Thursday morning.
According to local sources, 110 settlers entered the Mosque through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police protection.
11 intelligence officers were also spotted touring the Mosque and defiled its main prayer buildings.
Meanwhile, a number of settlers performed Jewish prayers during their tours at the Mosque, according to the Islamic Awqaf Administration in Jerusalem.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Jews to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.
During the presence of settlers inside the Mosque compound, entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy place.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center