Dozens of extremist settlers, on Thursday morning, stormed Al Aqsa Mosque from the Moroccan Gate, under heavy police escort, following calls from extremist settler organizations to enter it.
Sources in the mosque confirmed that 150 settlers stormed the compound and organized tours in its yards. Meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed themselves at the gates and imposed strict measures on the entry of worshipers to the mosque. Forces also detained some personal identities at the gates, outside, according to the PNN.
Extremist organizations, earlier, called on settlers to invade the mosque under the slogan, âTogether we prevent the Muslims from taking control of the Bab Al-Rahmaâ, which was recently chained by Israeli authorities and reopened by Palestinians, in midst of heavy arrests and violent confrontations.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (email@example.com)