Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - Israeli occupation authorities transformed on Sunday the court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque into a military barracks, to secure settler incursions, on the fourth day of the "Jewish Passover" holiday.
The Islamic Endowments Department in Jerusalem announced that about 450 settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in groups via Moroccan gate, they carried out provocative tours and performed Talmudic rituals, under the strict protection of Israeli occupation police.
Israeli occupation forces deprived Palestinians from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque and took them out towards the Lions' Gate, while members of the "Border Guard" assaulted Palestinian youths.
Hundreds of Palestinian worshipers present in the court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque despite Israeli restrictions of the access of Palestinians.
Occupied Jerusalem, specifically the Old City and the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, is witnessing an intense deployment of Israeli occupation police and special forces, on the fourth day of the "Jewish Passover" holiday.
In the past few days, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been subjected to a series of attacks by Israeli occupation forces. Reports indicate that worshipers and those seeking seclusion inside the Al-Qibli prayer hall have been targeted with rubber bullets, sound bombs, and gas bombs.
The attacks have sparked outrage and condemnation from the international community, with many calling for an immediate end to the violence and a de-escalation of tensions in the region.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the holiest sites in Islam, and these attacks have been seen as a direct attack on the Muslim community and their right to practice their religion without fear of violence or persecution.