Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - 60 Israeli settlers Tuesday morning broke into Al-Aqsa compound via al-Magharba Gate in the occupied Jerusalem under the protection of occupation forces.
The spokesperson of Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage, Mahmoud Abu al-Atta, pointed out that the settlers stormed Al-Aqsa compound when it was semi-empty from the Palestinian worshipers and students.
The occupation prevented Palestinians from entering Al-Aqsa mosque except the elderly people, which made it semi-empty, Abu al-Atta explained.
Abu al-Atta added that dozens of Jerusalemite worshipers are still stationing at the Hetta Gate despite of the Israeli ban.
In a relevant vein, Al-Aqsa Foundation for the Construction of Islamic Sanctuaries stated that Israeli forces arrested Palestinian Imam, Mohammed Ayesh, and injured three students stationed at the ''Hetta Gate''.
The occupation imposed a blockade on Al-Asqsa compound in order to secure the settlers' movement, in an attempt to strengthen the settlers' presence in the place permanently.
The Palestinian local media said that dozens of Palestinians worshipers were forced to perform their daily prayers in the streets near Al-Aqsa.
The Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Ekrema Sabri, appealed the Palestinian and the international bodies to stop the settlers continued beak-ins, pointing out that the settlers declared their intention to storm the mosque in greater numbers today.
Extremist Israeli settlers and politicians have recently violated the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque almost on a daily basis and always under the protection of armed occupation forces, which often attack Palestinian worshipers who try to protect their holy site.