Groups of Israeli settlers, on Monday morning, have entered the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque in small and consecutive groups, from the Magharba gate, under heavy protection by Israeli forces.
According to the PNN, a total of 33 settlers entered the yards of the mosque without permission, despite such actions continuing to trigger provocations amongst the Muslim Palestinian population.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam and is also venerated as Judaismâ€™s most holy place. Disputes surrounding visitation to the site have historically flared tensions in the occupied Palestinian territory.
In 2003, the Israeli government unilaterally decided â€” despite the objections of the Islamic Endowments Department â€” to allow non-Muslim visitors into the complex.
Since then, under increasingly right-wing Israeli governments, extremist Jewish settlers have been allowed into the site in ever greater numbers â€” usually protected by Israeli security forces â€” while Palestinian access to the site has become increasingly restricted.
Christians outside of the Levant remain divided on the issue, as biblical end times prophecy states: â€śI did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.â€ť ~Revelation 21:22
However, settler attacks on Christian holy sites have been progressive in recent years, and areÂ on the increase.
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