Dozens of extremist settlers stormed, on Wednesday, the esplanade of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA news agency reported.
The guards of the Mosque, who clashed with that an extremist settlers group, reported that dozens of settlers stormed the esplanade and provoked Palestinian worshippers.
The settlers held prayer sessions near one of the main gates of the Mosque, and barred Muslim worshipers from entering it.
Recently, the Israeli High Court ruled that the settlers can pray in the mosque from 7:00-9:00 AM on daily basis.
Mohammed Hussein, Director of the mosque, told WAFA that the Israeli police protected the settlers and did not attempt to stop them when they started provoking the Muslim worshipers there.
“Since the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslim, extremist settler groups intensified their attacks against the mosque”, Hussein said, “These acts, and the court’s decision, could lead to dangerous results”.
It is worth mentioning that Al Aqsa Intifada erupted on September 28, 2000, when Ariel Sharon, who was the head of the apposition and the Likud party, conducted a provocative visit to the mosque along with his armed bodyguards.