Palestine: More than 1,000 zionist settlers defile Aqsa Mosque under police guard
At least 1,024 zionist settlers desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem on Sunday morning and later in the afternoon to mark a religious occasion.
According to the Islamic Awqaf Administration in the holy city, 651 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort.
Many settlers provocatively performed Talmudic prayers or rituals during their tours at the Islamic holy site.
Later in the afternoon, 373 settlers defiled the Aqsa Mosque, according to al-Qastal news website.
Meanwhile, the zionist occupation police imposed entry restrictions on Muslim worshipers at the Mosque’s gates and the entrances leading to it and banned many of them from going in.
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 zionist 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.