More than 1,000 Israeli settlers in consecutive groups, on Sunday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy protection by the Israeli forces, entering it from the Magharba Gate.

This follows a night of provocations on the Old City of Jerusalem, by Israeli settlers who raided its streets and carried out Talmudic rituals in front of the gates of Al-Aqsa mosque, especially the Bab al-Qatanin, on the eve of what they call “the destruction of the temple.”

Local PNN sources in Jerusalem reported that large groups of settlers surrounded the courtyard of Al-Buraq Wall (the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque) for hours, moving to the Al-Qataneen market on Al-Wad Street,  and ending at Al-Aqsa Mosque, where they performed rituals from this side, under the strict security measures of the occupation forces.

The sources pointed to several attempts by settlers, yesterday, to break into Al-Aqsa from various gates, due the closure of the Magharba gate on Friday and Saturday, while a group of settlers staged rituals in the Bab al-Rahma Islamic Cemetery.

(Video courtesy Ma’an News Agency.)