IOF and extremist settlers raided Al-Aqsa Mosque 21 times in Dec.

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JERUSALEM – On Thursday, the Palestinian Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs reported that extremist Jewish settlers, protected by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF), stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque 21 times in December. During that time, the IOF also prevented the call to prayer 52 times at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil.اضافة اعلان

The ministry confirmed the IOF imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinians coming from Jerusalem and the 1948 territories during the Jewish holiday, Throne Day. They checked Palestinian IDs and detained some of them at the external gates, reported Al-Ghad.

The report indicated that these obstructions are the occupation’s attempts to implement its vision of separating the Al-Aqsa Mosque, its courtyards, and its facilities. The ministry reports that these are daily incursions by the settlers and IOF in an effort to impose full control over the city of Jerusalem.

The report also stated that the occupation has intensified its military measures around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially on Fridays, and prevent citizens from entering to perform Friday prayers, check their identities, and prevent those who are outside the old town from entering. The number of worshippers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Fridays has decreased to 5,000 since October 7 due to Israeli restrictions.

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