On Thursday, dozens of Jewish settlers renewed their storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, guarded by the Israeli police.
The Department of Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem said in a brief statement that “136 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning, guarded by the Israeli police.”
She added, “It is expected that more settlers will storm the mosque in the period after the noon prayer.”
The incursions take place in two periods, in the morning and after the noon prayer, through the Mughrabi Gate in the western wall of the mosque, with facilities and escort from the Israeli police.
The Israeli police began to allow the incursions in 2003, despite repeated condemnation by the Islamic Endowment Department in Jerusalem.