More than 100 Jewish settlers, accompanied by Israeli security forces, forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondence said that more than 75 extremist Israeli settlers and about 30 students of Talmudic yeshivas broke into the holy mosque in groups, under heavy protection from Israeli police.

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

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)