Hundreds of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards on Thursday morning as part of recent mass break-ins at the Islamic holy site to mark religious events.
According to Jerusalemite sources, over 754 settlers entered the Mosque in nine groups and received information from rabbis about the alleged temple mount.
Dozens of police and security officers escorted the settlers during their tours at the holy site.
Meanwhile, many Muslim worshipers and Aqsa guards were present in different areas of the Mosque to protect it against further descration and made efforts to prevent the settlers from walking around freely.
Outside the Mosque, particularly at its gates and entrances, police forces imposed severe entry restrictions on Palestinians from Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied lands, and embarked on checking IDs and confiscating them from young men and women before allowing them in.