Jerusalem, ALRAY - A group of Israeli troops and settlers on Tuesday morning broke into the courtyards of the third holiest Muslim shrine, Al-Aqsa Mosque and detained Palestinian students of Quran.
Coordinator of Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage, Mahmoud Abu Atta said that 13 of extremist settlers broke Al-Aqsa yards claiming they were studying the historical features of the alleged Temple Mount.
Israeli colonial troops detained seven of Palestinian students of Quran after assaulted them, Atta added.
In this respect, Atta pointed out that the defenders of the holy shrine accompany with a group of students defended Al-Aqsa yards and condemned the detention of the seven students.
Tension conditions overwhelmed the place as many of students and defenders of faith were in the holy shrine to protect it from the settlers and colonial power attacks, he aware.
He added that the colonial power rapidly intervene inside the holy shire, and provide heavily protection for the settlers. They form a human barrier that prevents Palestinian worshipers from approaching any of these storming groups.
For Muslims, Al-Aqsa represents the world's third holiest site. Jews refer to the area as the "Temple Mount," claiming it was the site of two prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.