WorldJerusalem: dozens of settlers re-foray into al-Aqsa mosque

Jerusalem: dozens of settlers re-foray into al-Aqsa mosque


AA / Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli settlers renewed their foray into the al-Aqsa mosque on Monday, escorted by Israeli police.

The Jerusalem Islamic Endowments Department (waqfs) said in a brief statement reaching Anadolu Agency that 61 settlers again raided al-Aqsa Mosque this morning, under Israeli police escort.

It is expected that other groups of settlers will make foray into the esplanade of the mosque after the Dohr prayer (noon).

The incursions take place in two stages, in the morning and after the midday prayer, via the Maghreb Gate, located in the western wall of the mosque esplanade, with an escort and access facilitated by the Israeli police.

The latter began authorizing the incursions in 2003, despite repeated condemnations from the Department of Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem.

* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi

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