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Dozens of Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Sun 17 Jul 2022 | 06:01 PM
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Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed on Sunday the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the protection of the occupation police.

The settlers carried out provocative tours and performed their racist Talmudic rituals.

Located in occupied Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims. It was also Islam’s first Qibla -the direction towards which Muslims must turn to pray- before that was changed to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia.


Settlers backed by Israeli forces regularly break into Al-Aqsa Mosque to tour the Dome of the Rock, a shrine built in the 7th century by the Umayyad caliphate on Moriah Mount, and perform prayers on the site.


Jerusalem’s Islamic Waqf, which manages the Al-Aqsa Mosque, has repeatedly described the settlers’ tours as “provocative” and said that Palestinian worshipers and guards at Al-Aqsa feel uncomfortable with the presence of Israeli police and settlers touring the Muslim holy site.


In a move never recognized by the international community, Israel captured East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa Mosque is located, during the Six-Day War in 1967.