Dozens of Jewish settlers on Sunday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in groups under tight police protection.
According to local sources, over 330 settlers entered the Mosque through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort.
Following the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the Israeli police resumed allowing settlers to enter and tour the Mosque compound.
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