Settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque on Purim: Tensions rise

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TEL AVIV — A large number of settlers stormed the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, under the protection of Israeli occupation police, marking the first day of the so-called "Purim Festivities."اضافة اعلان

The Islamic Waqf Department reported that dozens of settlers breached Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Moroccan Gate side, closely guarded by occupation police. This occurred on the festival's inaugural day amidst the disguise of extremist settlers from Temple groups donning "Temple priests" attire, emphasizing their extremist Jewish religious presence at Al-Aqsa, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

Additionally, the settlers conducted provocative tours within the mosque's courtyards and performed Talmudic rituals, all under the watchful eye of occupation police.

Furthermore, occupation forces also stormed the Qibli prayer hall to secure the settlers' access to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Witnesses noted that occupation police heightened security measures at Al-Aqsa's gates and the main gates of Old Jerusalem. They turned away young men and denied them entry into Al-Aqsa during this period.

It is anticipated that Al-Aqsa Mosque will experience further settler incursions on Sunday and Monday as part of the "Jewish Purim Festivities."

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