Dozens of settlers renew their storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque


On Wednesday, dozens of settlers renewed their storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, guarded by the Israeli occupation police.

The Islamic Endowment Department in Jerusalem said in a brief statement that “166 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning, guarded by the Israeli police.”


Eyewitnesses said that several settlers tried to perform religious rituals during their storming, and it is expected that more settlers will storm the mosque in the period after the noon prayer.

The incursions take place in two shifts, in the morning and afternoon prayers, through the Mughrabi Gate in the western wall of the mosque, with facilities and escorts from the Israeli police.

The Israeli police began to allow the incursions in 2003, despite repeated condemnation by the Islamic Endowment Department in Jerusalem.