Dozens of Israeli settlers, lead by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque ,accompanied by heavy guarded of Israeli occupation police, on Sunday morning.
Al Ray sources in Jerusalem reported that more than 150 settlers toured the courtyards, and received explanations about the alleged 3rd Temple, provoking resentment from Palestinian Muslims.
The sources reported that the Israeli police took into custody the reconstruction officer from the Jerusalem Awqaf department, Raed Abu al-Thaer, while he was working in the courtyards of the mosque.
Israeli settlers now reportedly storm the Islamic holy site on a daily basis, in an attempt to apply their plan to divide the mosque temporally and spatially.
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