Small groups of Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, on Wednesday, under the protection of Israeli special police.Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, according to local sources, Israeli police assaulted a Palestinian woman, in order to secure and open the way for the settlers to enter the compound.

Local sources also quoted witnesses as saying that occupation forces deployed in Jerusalem’s Old City stopped dozens of students, checked birth certificates and searched their school bags.

Extremist Israeli settlers and politicians have been violating the sanctity of Al Aqsa Mosque on am almost daily basis, and always under the protection of armed occupation forces, who often attack Palestinian worshipers trying to protect their holy site.

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