OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – Scores of extremist Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.
According to the Islamic Awqaf Administration in the holy city, at least 47 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort.
A number of settlers also performed Talmudic rituals or prayers during their tours at the Islamic holy site, mainly in its eastern area.
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 / 03.10.2021)