Ben-Gvir storms Al-Aqsa, calls for mass raids during Jewish occasions
Right-wing extremist Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir storms Al-Aqsa Mosque amid calls to organize mass incursions into Al-Aqsa during the Jewish holidays which begin on Sunday.
Right-wing extremist Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir stormed on Thursday Al-Aqsa Mosque amid restrictions on the entry of worshipers.
Ben-Gvir toured the Al-Aqsa mosque courtyards, starting from the Mughrabi Gate (Bab Al-Mughrabi), guarded by the occupation forces.
"Ben-Gvir stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, through the Mughrabi Gate, in the western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque, guarded by the Israeli police which prevented worshipers from entering the mosque," eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency.
Before Ben-Gvir stormed Al-Aqsa, the occupation police tightened their presence at the gates of Al-Aqsa and prevented entry to it, especially from the Qattanin Gate (Bab Al-Qattanin). At the door of the Council Gate (Bab Al-Majlis), the forces detained the worshipers and prevented them from entering it.
This comes ahead of the Jewish holidays, amid calls to organize mass incursions by settlers into Al-Aqsa during the holiday's three-week period that begins on Sunday. On the other hand, Palestinian institutions called for intensifying the presence of Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque during this period.
In a separate context, the occupation forces arrested earlier today Zeina Omar after storming her house in Al-Thawri neighborhood in Silwan town and took her for interrogation.
Ben-Gvir is one of the most notorious Israeli politicians, as he is infamous for constantly carrying out provocative tours in Al-Aqsa mosque and rallying illegal Israeli settlers that call for the death of Arabs and Palestinians alike while chanting racist slogans and slurs against Muslims and Arabs.