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Dozens of extremist Jewish settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

Aug 4 (Agency):Ahlulbayt News Agency: Dozens of Jewish settlers on Tuesday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) under police protection. According to the Islamic Awqaf Administration, at least 78 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through its Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards.A number of settlers also performed Talmudic prayers during their tours at the Islamic holy site.Meanwhile, police officers stopped a group of Palestinian women in Bab al-Sahira area and prevented them from entering the Aqsa Mosque at the pretext that they had no entry permits.The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Jews to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.During the presence of settlers inside the Mosque compound, entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy place.

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