MEA – Dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed the squares of Al-Aqsa Mosque at dawn today, Sunday, amid a state of alert and an attack on worshipers.
Eyewitnesses added that the occupation forces arrested some young men while they were arriving to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque, after severely beating them, while others were injured and bruised.
In the same context, the occupation forces arrested three Jerusalemites after storming their homes in occupied Jerusalem.
Eyewitnesses stated that the occupation forces arrested the Secretary of the Fatah Movement in the Jerusalem Region, Shadi Mutour, and the two young men, Fadi Mutour and Nour Al-Shalabi.
On Sunday morning, groups of settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate with heavy security from the occupation police forces, and this comes 3 weeks after the campus was closed to settler incursions after the war on Gaza and the popular gift that historic Palestine witnessed.
Dozens of Israeli police and the Rapid Intervention Unit stormed the squares of Al-Aqsa Mosque and deliberately removed the Palestinians from the Al-Qibli prayer hall and the settlers’ incursions path, while policemen attacked the Al-Aqsa Mosque guards.
After that, groups of settlers stormed the grounds of the sanctuary and carried out provocative tours, and some of them performed Talmudic rituals in front of the Bab al-Rahma mosque and the Dome of the Rock mosque, before leaving the squares from the direction of Bab al-Silsila.
And the occupation forces paid tight security reinforcements to secure the settlers’ storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where strict security measures were imposed on Jerusalemites and the people of the interior.
The police forces imposed tight control over them, arrested them, checked their identity cards, and interrogated them, while the occupation forces deployed in the Al-Aqsa Mosque squares, and in its roads, especially along the incursions path.
Old Jerusalem and the roads leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque witnessed unprecedented security restrictions, as military barriers were erected on the roads leading to the sanctuary squares, and outside the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The settlers’ incursions into Al-Aqsa came, while the head of the “United Torah Judaism” party, MK Moshe Gafni, told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a party opposes what he called “the rise of the Jews to the Temple Mount.”
Gafni’s message to Netanyahu stated, “Because of our sins, the Temple has been destroyed and destroyed, and therefore it is forbidden to go up to the Temple Mount. We pray all the time, and we put our eyes on your house for mercy. Not going up the mountain is the deepest evidence of our belonging to this holy place that we are heading to. In our prayers from all over the world. I ask you to keep the Temple Mount closed to the Jews. “