Occupied Jerusalem , ALRAY - The Israeli Rabbi Yehuda Glick, accompanied by 20 Israeli settlers, broke into al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday.
Protected by Israeli police, Israeli settlers stormed the mosque from al- Maghareba Gate and toured in the courtyards.
The Israeli police arrested Palestinian student Ibrahim Abu Arrar from inside the mosque for interrogation. Abu Arrar, with other Palestinian worshipers, tried to prevent the break-in .
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.