OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, PALESTINOW.COM — Dozens of illegal Jewish settlers on Thursday morning desecrated the al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under tight police guard.
According to the Islamic Awqaf Authority, 100 settlers, including students, toured the Mosque’s courtyards and received explanations about the alleged temple mount.
The al-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 worshippers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy place.