The Israeli police stormed al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem after midnight on Sunday and forced Muslim worshipers out.
Local sources said that heavily armed Israeli police forces stormed the compound shortly after the end of the Muslim Tarawih prayers and forced dozens of worshipers who remained in al-Aqsa out of the site.
A few days ago, dozens of Jewish settlers broke into al-Aqsa Mosque and carried out provocative tours inside the compound and in the Old City under police guard.
Eyewitnesses said that the settlers assaulted a number of Palestinian shop owners in the Old City’s markets.
While Jewish visitation is permitted to al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinian Muslim worshipers entering the site face tightened restrictions.