Dozens of Jewish settlers, protected by Israeli security forces, forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondence said that dozens of settlers broke into the holy mosque in groups, under heavy protection from Israeli police.

The settlers performed Talmudic rituals and prayers at the holy site.

Israeli settlers storm the Islamic holy site on a daily basis, in an attempt to divide the mosque temporally and spatially, and Judaize the holy city.

In late 2015, repeated incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound by Jewish settlers and Israeli security personnel sparked months-long tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.

(Al Ray archive image)

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