Israelis storm Al-Aqsa, raid Birzeit University
Hundreds of Israeli settlers have stormed Al-Aqsa mosque under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces on the occasion of Yom Kippur.
Hundreds of Israeli settlers on Sunday stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque protected by the Israeli occupation forces.
The Islamic Endowments Department in Occupied al-Quds said some 317 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning.
The Israeli occupation forces tightened their security measures in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa and obstructed the entry of worshippers to the mosque in order to secure the en masse entry of settlers to the holy site on the anniversary of the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday.
Extremist Knesset Member Yehuda Glick led the raid.
المتطرف وعضو الكنيست السابق "يهودا غليك" يقتحم المسجد الأقصى المبارك.— زهر|صحافة𓂆 (@az_za98) September 24, 2023
اقتحام قطعان المستوطنين للمسجد الأقصى متواصل منذ الصباح و بحماية قوات الإحتلال pic.twitter.com/CKJ6EnIULX
The Israeli Temple Institute called for a storming of Al-Aqsa on Sunday and Monday, on the eve of Yom Kippur.
On the occasion of Yom Kippur, "all eyes are on the various fronts, from the south to the north," Israeli Channel 13 news military affairs correspondent Or Heller said Saturday.
"Israel" will witness "a general closure in various Palestinian regions tomorrow, on the occasion of Yom Kippur," pointing out that "a state of alert is spreading throughout Israel, amid many security warnings," he added.
This indicates the continued Israeli fear of the ignition of several fronts together in any confrontation or the simultaneous start of offensives on various fronts, the Israeli reporter said.
Israeli KAN public broadcaster military affairs correspondent Itay Blumental underlined that hundreds of alerts were getting to the military and security establishments ahead of Yom Kippur.
On the other hand, Israeli Channel 12 reported on the escalating tension along the separation wall, particularly during the "holiday period in September and October," noting the strengthening of firefighting forces in the Gaza envelope area in anticipation of an increase in balloon-caused fires. The Gaza Strip has initiated incendiaries.
According to Israeli media, the first fire broke out today in the Gaza Strip community of Netiv Haasra as a result of an incendiary balloon thrown from the Strip.
Meanwhile, the military affairs correspondent for Israeli Channel 13 stated that "what happened today, Saturday, on the northern border of occupied Palestine with Lebanon (in reference to the Lebanese army's response to an occupation force's breach of the withdrawal line and the firing of smoke bombs), is... within the framework of "Hezbollah's desire and efforts to exert pressure on the borders."
IOF raid Birzeit University
The Israeli occupation forces raided the Birzeit University in Ramallah and arrested student council chief Abdulmajid Hassan and several other members of the student council.
تغطية صحفية: الاحتلال يعتقل رئيس مجلس طلبة جامعة بيرزيت عبدالمجيد حسن وأعضاء المجلس عبدالله نجم وأحمد عويضات ويحيى فرح وعضو المجلس السابق محمود نخلة ومنسق الـكـتـلة الإسـلامية عمرو خليل والطالب حسن علوان، فجر اليوم.#فلسطين pic.twitter.com/B3DK9qwBoQ— شبكة قدس | الأسرى (@asranews) September 24, 2023
The occupation forces completely destroyed the contents of the student council headquarters after storming it.
تغطية صحفية: "آثار الدمار الذي أحدثه الاحتلال في مقر مجلس طلبة جامعة بيرزيت، تزامنًا مع اعتقال رئيس المجلس وعدد من الأعضاء والطلبة". pic.twitter.com/TP2IxUMc5I— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) September 24, 2023
Birzeit University condemned the Israeli incursion, the arrest of a number of its students, and the vandalism of university property.
The university confirmed that this is a "major and clear violation of all international norms and conventions," which criminalize violating the sanctity of universities and educational institutions.