Settlers storm Al-Aqsa amid occupation military reinforcements
Dozens of settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate, under strict protection from the occupation forces, and Palestinians confront them.
Israeli occupation police forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque Thursday morning and spread throughout the courtyards of the Mosque to secure the path of settlers’ incursions into the mosque.
Up to six settler groups have so far stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in occupied Al-Quds stated that the occupation police deployed heavily, amid large military reinforcements, in Bab al-Silsila and the Old City.
Our correspondent indicated that the occupation forces closed the Al-Qibli prayer hall after firing rubber bullets and stun grenades at the Palestinians stationed in Al-Aqsa, indicating that the occupation forces had arrested at least one of the Palestinians stationed after attacking him.
Moreover, she added that calls were made at night to mobilize in defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the settlers' attacks.
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Rapid occupation military elements and special units were deployed in the vicinity, keeping the Palestinians away from the path of the settlers' incursions and their provocative tours in the courtyards of the campus.
At 7 AM, the occupation police opened the Mughrabi Gate in front of settlers, who stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in groups.
The occupation police also banned the entry of young men to Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Majlis Gate and prevented many Palestinians from entering Al-Aqsa after dawn prayers.
Large numbers of young men and people gathered on the premises of Al-Aqsa Mosque in conjunction with the occupation police storming the courtyards of the campus, with the stationed people gathering in the courtyards of the campus en masse in front of the Al-Qibli prayer hall, coinciding with the preparations of the occupation police to secure the settlers’ incursions into Al-Aqsa.
The resumption of settlers' incursions into Al-Aqsa comes after the occupation government suspended the incursions for 14 days during the last ten days of Ramadan and the days of Eid Al-Fitr.
On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation forces cut off the external speaker wires of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds and prevented raising the call to evening prayer.
The recent Israeli provocation comes a few weeks after Palestinians stationed in Al-Aqsa Mosque confronted Israeli settlers and forces' raids of the Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.