OCCUPIED JERUSALEM- Dozens of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem on Thursday morning.
According to local sources, at least 228 of settlers entered the Mosque in different groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under tight police protection.
Students of religious institutes and government employees were among the settlers who defiled the Mosque in the morning tours.
During their tours at the Islamic holy site, the settlers received lectures from rabbis about the alleged temple mount and a number of them provocatively performed Talmudic prayers.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation police imposed movement restrictions on Muslim worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque’s entrances and gates.
A Palestinian young man was reportedly arrested at one of the Aqsa Mosque’s gates and taken to a police station in the holy city
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.