aspacpalestine.com – Al-Quds. Dozens of Israeli settlers on Tuesday morning stormed the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police.
Quds Press reported that 62 settlers broke into al-Aqsa Mosque from Bab al-Maghareba and roamed the courtyards of the holy site in the presence of a large number of Israeli policemen and armed special forces.
The news agency pointed out that presentations on the history of the alleged Temple Mount were delivered by Jewish guides during the four-hour incursion before the settlers left the site via Bab al-Silsila where they performed prayers and Talmudic rituals.
It noted that 17 Jewish students had broken into al-Aqsa Mosque during the morning shift of incursions, adding that some student groups are allowed to tour all of the Mosque’s courtyards, except for roofed oratories, without following a certain path like other settlers.
Settlers’ incursions into al-Aqsa Mosque are carried out almost on a daily basis and they are done in two rounds: The first begins from 7 to 11 a.m. and the second starts after the Muslim noon prayer and lasts for an hour.