115 Israeli settlers defile al-Aqsa Mosque Published: Thu, 09-August-2018

Dozens of Israeli settlers on Wednesday morning broke into al-Aqsa Mosque amid heavy police presence.

The Israeli police opened al-Maghareba Gate at 7 a.m. in preparation for the settler break-in, according to Quds Press.

Escorted by special police forces, 75 settlers entered the Mosque, roamed its courtyards and performed Talmudic rituals.

Quds Press said that 40 Jewish students of religious institutes were present in al-Aqsa Mosque during the same period.

The Israeli police usually allow another round of settler break-ins into the Islamic holy site after noon prayer.

Source: Palestinian Information Center