Extremist settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards

January 16, 2022

Occupied Jerusalem – Israeli settlers stormed the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque through the Bab al-Magharibah, under the protection of the occupation forces.

Herds of Israeli settlers stormed, this morning, the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and performed provocative Talmudic rituals under the protection of the occupation forces.

Al-Aqsa Mosque has been exposed to settlers’ incursions under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, on morning and evening shifts, in an attempt to change the Islamic status quo, and divide it spatially and temporally.

During the period of incursions, the occupation forces evacuate the eastern area and drive the worshipers and guardians of the Mosque away, to facilitate the settlers’ storming.

The occupation targets Jerusalemites and the Al-Murabitin (Al-Aqsa Guardians) in particular, by detaining, expelling, and imposing fines on them, intending to keep them away from Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the interest of Judaizing it.

Since the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, the occupation forces have been controlling the keys of the Bab al-Maghariba (Moroccan Gate), and through it, settlers and the occupation forces carry out daily incursions.

The number of settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque last year reached 34,562 settlers, compared to 19 thousand in 2020 and nearly 30 thousand in 2019.