Dozens of Israeli settlers again stormed Al Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, guarded by Israeli special forces.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, tensions began to escalate when a group of settlers held a ‘sit-in’, in an area dedicated to student gatherings. Palestinian students protested the actions with sacred chants, in addition slogans condemning settler violations.
Al Aqsa guards again tried to prevent Israeli police form abducting Palestinians present.
Extremist Jewish organizations gathered on Saturday night, for private Hanukkah celebrations, starting a fire a few meters away from the mosque, near Buraq Wall, with the participation of a number of senior Israeli leaders and rabbis.
Al Aqsa Mosque has witnessed almost daily incursions by Israeli settlers and Jewish extremist groups, in their attempt to wield full control over it, imposing temporal and spatial division.
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