Occupied Jerusalem – Dozens Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Jerusalem on Sunday.
Under the occupation forces protection, over 144 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning break-in session.
The settlers entered through the Damascus Gate- which Palestinians call Bab al-Amoud Gate- provoking the Palestinian worshipers in the mosque courtyards by performing Talmudic prayers.
Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003 under the forces protection, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.
Israeli forces always facilitate and protect the settlers breaking into the holy site while preventing Palestinian worshipers from entering it, assaulting and detaining them.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.