Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Almost 1050 Israeli settlers invaded on Thursday, 27 July 2023 Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and performed provocative Talmudic rituals, citing the so-called Jewish holiday of “Tisha B’Av” as a Pretext.

Local Palestinian sources reported that hundreds of Israeli settlers backed by far-right Israeli ministers including Itamar ben Gvir broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa and performed provocative Talmudic rituals in some of its yards under the Israeli occupation forces’ protection.

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces are widely spread across the compound of the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect the colonial settlers, prohibiting the presence of Palestinians. 

Colonial settlers’ backed by the Israeli occupation forces repeatedly invade Islamic holy places in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in a flagrant violation of all international conventions and laws, guaranteeing Palestinian people’s right to worship in their sacred sites.

Israeli settlers and other non-Muslims are allowed to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque compound at certain times but are forbidden to pray or display any religious or national symbols under a long-standing agreement with the Jordanian authorities which administers the compound.

The site is known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and contains the al-Aqsa (Qibli) mosque, the third holiest place in Islam.

Illegal settlers repeated violations of Muslim, as well as Christian, symbols as a deliberate attempt to Judaise the occupied Jerusalem, with the progressive expulsion of the local population; the Palestinians.

In 2022, 56670 colonial settlers invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and performed Talmudic provocative rituals in its squares, according to Palestinian figures.

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