Israeli police forces storm Marwani Mosque and Dome of the Rock

Jumaat, 18 Januari 2019 4:03:10 PG

Scores of Israeli police forces and officers on Thursday morning stormed al-Marwani Mosque and the Dome of the Rock inside the Aqsa Mosque compound.

According to local sources, the Israeli occupation police intensified their presence at the Aqsa Mosque and its gates after a police officer wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap) entered the Dome of the Rock.

Meanwhile, dozens of Jewish settlers desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in groups under police protection.

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: Palestinian Information Center