Extremist Jewish rabbi Yehuda Glick were among scores of settlers who desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under police protection on Tuesday morning.
According to the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Occupied Jerusalem, about 109 settlers, including Glick and seven university and religious students, toured the Mosque and listened to stories about the alleged temple mount.
Employees from the Awqaf Authority reported seeing some settlers performing Talmudic rituals during their tours at the Mosque.
Meanwhile, the Israeli police, on the same day, rounded up pro-Aqsa activist Nafisa Khuwais during her presence at one of the Mosque’s gates and handed another activist called Fatima as-Sous a summons for interrogation.
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.