Occupied Jerusalem , ALRAY –45 extremist settlers of Talmudic institutions stormed al-Aqsa on Thursday led by Jewish Rabbi Yehuda Glick.
Backed by Israeli police, the settlers stormed the mosque from al- Maghareba Gate and toured in the courtyards.
The director of media at Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage Mahmoud Abu al-Atta said that 45 Israeli students stormed al-Aqsa in groups.
Muslim worshipers and Students were in the mosque when the settlers organized tours and Talmudic Rituals inside, he pointed out.
Abu al-Atta confirmed that the Israeli police tightened their measures at the mosque gates and scrutinized the identity cards of Palestinian worshipers and students.
In recent months, groups of extremist Jewish settlers, often accompanied by Israeli security forces, have repeatedly forced their way into the Al-Aqsa complex. The frequent violations anger Palestinian Muslims and occasionally lead to violent confrontations.
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.