Scores of extremist Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in Jerusalem, under tight police protection, Days of Palestine reported.

According to local sources, dozens of settlers entered the Mosque through the al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards amid intensive presence of police forces.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by illegal colonialists and police forces in the morning and the afternoon but not on Fridays or Saturdays.

The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Israelis to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.

Entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers during the presence of settlers, and their IDs are seized until they leave the third holiest site in Islam.

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Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam