Dozens of extremist settlers, accompanied by¬†Israeli intelligence agents, stormed ¬†Al Aqsa ¬†Mosque on Tuesday morning, via the Mughrabi gate, amid intensive military presence in the Old City district of annexed East Jerusalem.
¬†At 7.30 am, Israeli police opened the gate and spread out special forces¬†and rapid intervention units and individuals in Al Aqsa’s yards to give the highest ¬†protection to the raiders.
Media expert in the affairs of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, Mahmoud Abu Atta, told Al Ray Palestinian Media¬†Agency that 154 extremist settlers, including seven intelligence agents, stormed into the mosque in ¬†large groups, and took a provocative tour around the courtyards,¬†taking photos amid chanting Talmudic slogans.
Muslim devotees¬†confronted them with Takbeer (chants of “Allahu Akhbar! (God is Greatest!)”
For further info, see ¬†08/07/16¬†Al Aqsa Mosque: Extremist Raids Continue, One Guard and Six Rehabilitation Committee Members Detained