Dozens of Jewish settlers on Wednesday morning entered the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem and desecrated its courtyards under police guard.
According to local sources, 55 settlers stormed the Aqsa Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police escort.
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.
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.