Scores of Jewish settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Rabu, 19 Disember 2018 1:02:29 PG

About 71 Jewish settlers, including soldiers, desecrated the Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday morning under security guard by police forces.

According to Quds Press, 71 settlers escorted by police officers entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards.

Three of those settlers were identified as police officers wearing civilian clothing.

According to the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the Israeli police, as always, closed al-Maghariba Gate at 10:30 after the settlers completed their morning tours at the Mosque. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is expected to be reopened for evening tours by settlers. 

Meanwhile, the Israeli police persisted in imposing entry restrictions on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and seized their IDs until they left the holy site.

The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.

Source: Palestinian Information Center