Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Around 500 colonial Israeli settlers guarded by well-armed Israeli forces broke into Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning.
Local sources reported that about 500 colonial settlers broke into the holy site compound from the early morning hours to mark the Jewish holiday of the “Feast of Weeks” while being protected by dozens of heavily-armed Israeli forces.
To secure the settlers’ provocative raids to the holy site, the Israeli forces stormed the site, assaulted large numbers of Muslim and Palestinian worshipers and blockaded dozens of worshipers inside the prayer halls.
Soon after, the Israeli settlers broke into the holy site in groups as they entered through the Mughrabi Gate, one of the Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem and is under full-Israeli control.
The settlers performed Talmudic prayers, sang and danced in a provocative way at the courtyards of the Compound.
Local sources reported that the settlers also performed the epic prostration in the courtyards of the holy site.
Israeli soldiers abducted, at dawn Sunday, a young Palestinian man and searched many homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
The soldiers abducted a young man, Dia’ Abu Aisha, after stopping him in the southern area of Hebron’s Old City, and took him to an unknown destination, eyewitnesses said.
The soldiers also invaded and searched many homes in the Salayma neighborhood in Hebron, causing damage, and interrogated several Palestinians.
Furthermore, the army installed roadblocks on various roads leading to Hebron city and several surrounding towns, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.
On Sunday morning, dozens of illegal Israeli colonizers and police officers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
Palestine TV said the colonizers, approximately 480, accompanied by the police, invaded the courtyards of the holy site in eleven groups.
Palestine TV added that the soldiers surrounded the holy site and closed all gates and roads leading to it, before preventing the Palestinians from entering it.
The soldiers also abducted at least two Palestinians in al-Aqsa and assaulted many others while trying to force them out of the holy compound. The soldiers also surrounded the al-Qibli Mosque in the Al-Aqsa compound and closed its gate with iron chains.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at the Palestinians in and near the al-Qibli Mosque. The colonizers toured the courtyards of the holy site after the army, and the police assaulted and removed the Palestinians.
On Sunday dawn, many Israeli military vehicles invaded Jenin city, Jenin refugee camp, and many surrounding towns, leading to protests.
Several army jeeps invaded many neighborhoods in Jenin city, leading to protests before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.
The soldiers also invaded the Jenin refugee camp, Silat al-Harithiya and the al-Yamoun towns, west of Jenin, and fired many flares.
Protests were also reported near the al-Jalama military roadblock, northeast of Jenin, while the army also deployed dozens of soldiers around Silat al-Harithiya and al-Yamoun, before closing many roads to isolate entire communities.