Sat 22-June-2024

Scores of settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Sunday 19-May-2024


Hordes of extremist Jewish settlers escorted by police officers desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards on Sunday morning and later in the afternoon, amid tight restrictions on the entry of Muslim worshipers to the holy site.

According to local sources, dozens of settlers entered the Mosque in different groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards.

During their tours at the Islamic holy site, the settlers received lectures from rabbis about the alleged temple mount and a number of them provocatively performed Talmudic prayers in the Mosque’s eastern area.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation police imposed movement and entry restrictions on Muslim worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque’s entrances and gates and prevented many of them from entering the Islamic holy site.

In a related context, Jerusalemite sources warned of settlers’ intents to smuggle sacrificial animals into the Aqsa Mosque compound to slaughter them on the first day of the second Passover festival (Pesach Sheni), which will be marked soon.

The sources urged the Palestinian citizens to march en masse to the Aqsa Mosque nowadays and intensify their presence in its courtyards to protect it against settler desecration.

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