Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued on Wednesday morning the heavily deployment in the city, within tightening the siege imposed on Al-Aqsa mosque. The IOF erected a number of military checkpoints in several neighborhoods causing severe traffic crisis.
Same time, a group of extremist Israeli settlers broke into Al-Aqsa mosque from Al-Magariba gate guarded by the Israeli police.
A state of cautious calmness prevails Al-Aqsa mosque yards, amid heavy deployment of the Israeli police and special forces on the gates, which tight restrictions imposed on the worshippers' entering to the mosque.
Around 20 Israeli settlers stormed into Al-Aqsa mosque at early morning hours, and toured in its courtyards, locals reported.
The storming was confronted by the Palestinian worshippers who entered the mosque since early morning hours despite the restricted siege imposed on Al-Aqsa.
The Israeli occupation forces stationed on Al-Aqsa gates had seized the IDs of the worshippers entering into Al-Aqsa mosque, where they continue preventing dozens of women within the golden life from entering the mosque.
In a related context, clashes erupted today between schools students and the IOF in Ras Al-Amood neighborhood in Silwan south of Al-Aqsa mosque.
Eyewitnesses reported that the IOF fired during the clashes the stun grenades, tear gas bombs on the students. No injuries were reported.
The Israeli authorities continue imposing a tight siege on the Jerusalem neighborhoods and villages, shut the entrances with concrete cubes, and erect checkpoints to searched the Palestinian passersby, as a part of the collective punishment policy imposed on them.