Israeli settlers continue incursions into Al-Aqsa under IOF protection
The Islamic Endowments in occupied Al-Quds say dozens of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa in successive groups and performed Talmudic rituals and provocative tours.
Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed Monday Al-Aqsa Mosque compound from the Mughrabi Gate.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported from the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) intensified their barriers and reinforcements to secure the settlers' storming.
The Islamic Endowments in occupied Al-Quds said that dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the Mosque in successive groups and performed racist Talmudic rituals and provocative tours, under the heavy protection of the Israeli occupation police.
Breaking| Scores of police-guarded Israeli settler fanatics storm the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/JN63iZx8Se— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) September 27, 2022
The Palestinian Wafa agency also indicated that the IOF launched a drone over Al-Aqsa Mosque, coinciding with the settlers' incursions.
On his part, journalist Ahmad Al-Safadi confirmed from within the Mosque that the IOF is cracking down on Palestinian men and women stationed at Al-Aqsa.
Al-Safadi pointed out that successive groups of Israeli settlers are storming Al-Aqsa and continuing their provocations under the guise of celebrating Jewish holidays, which he considered a dangerous development.
Media coverage| Israeli occupation forces brutally assault a Palestinian young man inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, as police officers guard settler fanatics breaking into the holy site.#AlAqsaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/0DT47EwtDf— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) September 27, 2022
According to the Palestinian journalist, the occupation forces are encircling Palestinian women stationed at the Mosque in parallel with the storming of another group of Israeli settlers, highlighting that the IOF brutally attacked Palestinian men and women stationed at Al-Aqsa.
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IOF storm Al-Aqsa, prevent worshipers from entering compound
It is noteworthy that Al Mayadeen correspondent reported Monday that the Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque to secure the settlers' incursions and prevented men under the age of 40 from entering the compound to perform the Fajr (dawn) prayer.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the settlers' storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and violating its sanctity.
Watch | Israeli occupation forces push #AlMayadeen correspondent in occupied #AlQuds even after she declare herself as a journalist. #Palestine pic.twitter.com/HlaGgcszxR— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) September 26, 2022
On Thursday, Israeli right-wing extremist Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque amid restrictions on the entry of worshipers, and toured the mosque's courtyards, starting from the Mughrabi Gate, guarded by the occupation forces.
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.
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.
At the door of the Council Gate (Bab Al-Majlis), the IOF detained the worshipers and prevented them from entering it.
This comes in parallel with Jewish holidays, amid calls to organize mass incursions by settlers into Al-Aqsa during the holiday's three-week period that began on Sunday.
On the other hand, Palestinian institutions called for intensifying the presence of Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque during this period.
Hamas: Amping up resistance in West Bank foiled enemy's schemes
In the same context, the Hamas movement called Sunday for the amping up the acts of resistance to thwart the Israeli plans against the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The movement's spokesperson, Hazem Qassem, said in a press statement that ramping up the acts of resistance in the occupied West Bank and the '48 occupied Palestinian territories is enough to thwart Israeli plans against Al-Aqsa Mosque.
He added that the gatherings and stationing in Al-Aqsa Mosque will fail the occupation's plans, stressing that the extremist incursions under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces must be met with more of these gatherings and stationing.
He continued to say that the Palestinian people will protect Al-Aqsa Mosque with every means possible, while stressing that the "key to the victory of the Palestinian people" is stationing at the Mosque, adding that "with their unity and resistance, the occupation plans in Al-Aqsa will be thwarted."
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