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Hundreds of settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Hordes of Jewish settlers on Thursday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under tight police protection.

According to local sources, some settlers tried to perform rituals during their tours at the Mosque, but they refrain from doing so after Palestinian worshipers and students chanted religious slogans loudly.

The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers 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 worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy place.

 

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