65 Israeli settlers defile al-Aqsa Mosque under police guard

31 Disember 2018 3:05:16

Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning amid heavy police presence.

Al-Quds's (Jerusalem's) Islamic Awqaf Department said that 54 Israeli settlers forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque via al-Maghareba Gate, received presentations on the alleged "Temple Mount", and performed Talmudic rituals.

Local sources reported that 10 Israeli Intelligence officers, as well as a Jewish tour guide, were present in the site during the same period.

The Israeli police, meanwhile, imposed tightened restrictions on Muslim worshipers entering the Mosque.

Other groups of Israelis are set to enter the Mosque for a second round of settler break-ins following noon prayer.

Source: Palestinian Information Center