Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)- The Israeli occupation police on Thursday morning allowed dozens of extremist Jewish settlers to desecrate the Aqsa Mosque.
According to local sources, 185 settlers entered the Mosque in groups through al-Maghariba Gate and toured its courtyards under police protection.
Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who is notorious for inciting settlers to defile the Islamic holy site, was among the settlers who toured 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