A group of extremist Israeli settlers stormed, on Sunday morning, the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, from Mughrabi gate, under heavy guard of Israeli police.
Police closed the gate at ten o’clock in the morning, after the of settlers stormed the holy site.
Public relations and media official in the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, Firas al-Debs, said that 30 settlers have stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque since morning, staging provocative tours in its courtyards.
He explained that Israeli police have continued to impose tight restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the mosque, while Palestinian devotees and students of Quranic circles try to defend the Islamic site with little means available.
Al-Aqsa Mosque remains exposed for break-ins by settlers and the police who provide full protection for them. The raids occurr on an almost daily basis, in an attempt to divide the mosque temporally and spatially.