On Monday morning, Israeli soldiers injured three Palestinians and abducted five others after dozens of soldiers and illegal colonizers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Department of Waqa and Islamic Endowment said hundreds of colonizers, accompanied by dozens of soldiers and police officers, invaded the courtyard of the holy site through the Al-Magharba Gate in several groups, each consisting of about fifty colonizers.

The department added that the soldiers detained many Palestinians and prevented hundreds from entering the holy site, in addition to assaulting the Palestinians inside the holy site and its courtyards, before forcing them to leave.

Medical sources said at least three Palestinians were injured before the soldiers abducted five others.

Before the invasion, the soldiers and police officers were deployed in all streets and alleys of the Old City, especially at gates leading to Al-Aqsa.

The soldiers also stopped Palestinian journalists and threatened to abduct them before barring them from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards.