Israeli occupation police abducted, on Monday, a Palestinian young man from the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem, and restricted others, while allowing 351 illegal Israeli colonizers to invade the Islamic holy site.
Israeli occupation forces abducted, on Monday morning, Palestinian photojournalist, Abdul Rahman Al-Alami, while he was present in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.
[Video from Quds News Network]
Israeli occupation police heightened security measures at the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque since the early morning, in order to secure the Islamic holy site for Israeli settlers.
At least 351 Israeli settlers were provided full protection by the occupation police, to roam the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, on the “Day of Atonement”, the holiest day in Judaism and Samaritanism.
[Video from Al-Qastal News]
The settlers were allowed full access to the mosque, in groups of 50 at a time, while Palestinian muslim worshipers were restricted.
The groups of settlers toured the courtyards, performing Talmudic rituals, and receiving explanations about the alleged “temple”.
Israeli police denied access to Palestinian citizens under 50, stopped and checked the identities of other worshipers, and removed others from the holy site.
Since Sunday, the occupation authorities have closed all streets and shops in occupied Jerusalem, for the Yom Kippur holidays.
On Sunday, 675 Israeli colonizers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to the Jerusalem Islamic Endowments Department (Waqf).