Tens of extremist Israeli settlers, again, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy police protection, Thursday morning.The settlers broke into the mosque from Al-Maghareba Gate, while witnesses said that police assaulted two Palestinian children who happened to be near the gate when the settlers passed through.
Information Coordinator of Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa Affairs Centre Mahmoud abul-Ata said, according to Days of Palestine, that 32 extremist settlers broke into the mosque and conducted a religiously natured ‘tour’ around it.
â€śThey performed mythical rituals in several areas,â€ť he said. â€śPalestine worshipers sometimes undermine their desecration of the mosque but, this time, they were heavily protected by the Israeli special police.â€ť
Abul-Ata confirmed the assault on the two children, noting that Palestinian children attend summer camps organised in the yards of the mosque.
â€śThe police locked the children in a certain corner, keeping them without movement until after the settlers left the Mosque,â€ť Abul-Ata said.
To be noted, more than ten Palestinian men and women who had been banned to enter into the mosque by Israeli authorities, were sitting at Al-Silsila Gate.
See: Israeli Municipality Hangs â€śTemple Mountâ€ť Sign near Al-Aqsa for background info on this topic.