Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- A large number of extremist Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem in the early morning hours of Sunday.
Under the occupation forces protection, over 651 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session.
The settlers entered through the Damascus Gate- which Palestinians call Bab al-Amoud Gate- and they were provoking the Palestinian worshipers by performing Talmudic prayers loudly in the courtyards of the mosque.
The forces were seen harassing and provoking Palestinian worshipers, including women, while tring to enter the mosque.
The settlers’ storming of the mosque with such a large number came under the pretext of marking the week-long Sukkot holiday, a Jewish holiday which started on Monday evening, September 20 and ends next Monday, September 27.
Today is the fifth day in which the settlers stormed the mosque with this large number and several other sites to mark the holiday, including the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.
Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003 under the forces protection, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.
Israeli forces always facilitate and protect the settlers breaking into the holy site while preventing Palestinian worshipers from entering it, assaulting and detaining them.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.
(Source / 26.09.2021)