IOF and Israeli settlers invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque 22 times in January

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WEST BANK – On Monday, Sheikh Hatem Al-Bakri, the Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, stated that Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and extremist Israeli settlers have invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque 22 times and prevented the call to prayer Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil 47 times during the past month.اضافة اعلان

Bakri further explained that Al-Aqsa Mosque faces near-daily incursions by settlers, except on Saturdays and Fridays, Al-Ghad reported.

The IOF tightens the blockade and restricts Palestinian access to Al-Aqsa, examining their identities and detaining them at the external gates. Additionally, dozens of Palestinians are occasionally barred from accessing the mosque.

Bakri emphasized that, while the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs is responsible for the Ibrahimi Mosque's maintenance, reconstruction, and sovereignty, the IOF invaded its eastern gate last month, installing jamming devices on external loudspeakers and playing loud music. Iron barriers were also installed at the entryway connecting to the surrounding wall, and the windows were altered.

Furthermore, Israelis destroyed the Nebi Akasha Mosque in West Jerusalem and converted it into a Jewish synagogue. They believed that the tomb inside the mosque belonged to Prophet Joseph's brother, Benjamin.

In Tulkarm, the IOF also attacked Masjid Al-Salam and caused damage. They also attacked Masjid Mu'ath Bin Jabal in the Tulkarm refugee camp, causing damage to the entrances, front facade, and other portions of the mosque. 

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