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A group of Israeli settlers defile Al Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)_ Dozens of Jewish settlers escorted by police forces on Tuesday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.

48 settlers, including several students of religious institutes, entered the Mosque through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police guard.

Some settlers were reportedly seen performing prayers during their tours at the Islamic holy site, especially in the eastern area of the Mosque.

The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Jews to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.

During the presence of settlers inside the Mosque compound, entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy place.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

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