125 extremist settlers storm into al-Aqsa Mosque complex

October 21, 2021

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, Oct 21 - On Thursday morning, extremist settlers continued their storming of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Bab al-Magharibah, under the protection of the occupation forces.

125 Zionist settlers, including 40 students, defiled the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning, and carried out provocative tours in its courtyards, the Islamic Awqaf (Endowments) Department in occupied Jerusalem reported.

As part of the continuous provocative behavior, the sources explained that the settlers toured the courtyards of Al-Aqsa, and performed public Talmudic rituals inside them.

The occupied city of Jerusalem and its gates have been witnessing strict “security” measures represented in the frisk search of Palestinian citizens and worshipers in Al-Aqsa and attacks on some of them.

The forces prevented the people of the West Bank from passing through Bab al-Sahira in occupied Jerusalem, checked their identities, set up a checkpoint at Bab al-Amoud, and began searching the people and passers-by in the place.

The occupation targets Jerusalemites and the Al-Murabitin (Al-Aqsa Guardians) in particular, by arresting, expelling, and imposing fines, intending to keep the Jerusalemites away from Al-Aqsa Mosque, inventing them as a pretext for settlement expansion.

They storm the courtyards of Al-Aqsa during the morning and afternoon periods (after the Dhuhr prayer) through the Bab al Magharibah (The Moroccan Gate) in the Western Wall of Al-Aqsa, under the protection of the occupation forces, as part of periodic tours they carry out aimed at changing the reality in the Holy City and the Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque.