Palestine: 143 zionist settlers defile Aqsa Mosque
Dozens of Jewish settlers escorted by zionist police forces desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem on Sunday morning and later in the afternoon.
According to local sources, at least 105 settlers stormed the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police guard.
A number of settlers also received lectures from rabbis and performed Talmudic rituals or prayers during their tours at the Islamic holy site, mainly in its eastern area.
Later in the afternoon, about 38 settlers defiled the Mosque.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by zionist settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.
The zionist occupation police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Jews to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site. 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 place. (ILKHA)