Jewish settlers enter the Temple Mount under protection of security forces

Jewish Israelis nearly came to blows with Muslims attending the midday prayers at the mosque.


More than 120 Jewish settlers entered Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday morning. Al-Aqsa Foundation for Islamic Endowments and Heritage said that several groups of illegal settlers entered the Noble Sanctuary from Al-Magharebeh Gate and spread around the compound in several places. There, it is reported, they established religious study circles and performed a number of prayers.

Jewish settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque under protection of security forces

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Witnesses who took video and still photographs of this latest incursion at Al-Aqsa Mosque said that the settlers were protected by heavily armed Israeli security officers. The settlers nearly came to blows with Muslims attending the midday prayers at the mosque.

Al-Aqsa Foundation warned of “the increasing Israeli aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque, including incursions and profanities by Jewish groups and Israeli soldiers in the run-up to this weekend’s alleged anniversary of the destruction of the Jewish temple.

Stressing the importance of popular resistance to such incursions by extremist Jewish groups, Al-Aqsa Foundation called on Palestinians “to attend as early as possible and stay in Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to protect it”.

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  1. Josef Pozarski says:

    Israel must establish sovereignty over all of Israel and that means also Temple Mount. This old Dayan arrangement doesn’t work and what isn’t working must be discarded.

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