Scores of Jewish settlers on Monday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards under police protection.
According to local sources, extremist Jewish rabbi and Knesset member Yehuda Glick led dozens of settlers as they were touring the Aqsa Mosque.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers 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.
_The Palestinian Information Center.