Dozens of Jewish settlers defile Aqsa Mosque Published: Fri, 21-December-2018

Hordes of Jewish settlers on Thursday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque under police protection.

92 Jewish students of Hebrew universities and religious institutes entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards. One police officer was seen walking with them during their tour, according to the Islamic Awqaf Authority.

Another group of 29 settlers escorted by police forces also toured the Mosque’s plateaus in the morning.

Separately, 21 Israeli police officers wearing civilian clothing also received a guided tour around the Mosque’s courtyards.

The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.
 
The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the Mosque. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.

During the presence of settlers inside the Mosque compound, entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy site.

Source: Palestinian Information Center