Dozens of extremist settlers and Jewish students guarded by tight security stormed, on Sunday morning, Al-Aqsa Mosque from Mughrabi Gate.
Â At 11 am, Israeli occupation police closed the gateÂ at the end of the morning incursion. It usually opens the gates Â at 7:30 am and deploys forces inside and at its doors.
The media coordinator in the Department of Islamic Endowments in occupied Jerusalem, Firas Debs, said that 75 extremists and 15 Jewish students stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in groups, and toured the various areas of its courtyards under the protection of Special Forces.
He further explained, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that 750 foreign tourists also stormed the mosque, and walked in his courtyards.
He pointed out that the Israeli police stationed at the gates continued to restrict the entry of worshipers to the holy site, and seized their personal ID cards before allowing them to enter.
Since the morning, dozens of worshipers from Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian territories have come to al-Aqsa and joined the Quranic circles.
Al-Aqsa Mosque witnesses daily incursions by settlers, except on Fridays and Saturdays, during the morning and evening periods, under full protection from the Israeli occupation police which imposed restrictions on Â the Palestinian entry.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)