Settlers Continue to Raid Al-Aqsa

A Palestinian Muslim woman heading to pray at the al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City walks past Israeli forces

Settlers Continue to Raid Al-Aqsa

"They [the Israelis] have no right to this place", Hussein added. All were treated at local clinics because Red Crescent ambulances were not able to reach the clashes area.

Israeli army spokesmen announced imposing a general closure on the West Bank, all crossings of the Gaza Strip, as the Jewish holidays approach.

Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Maghariba gate, under heavy protection of Israeli police.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

Extremist Israeli settlers and politicians have been violating the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque on an nearly daily basis and always under the protection of armed occupation forces, which often attack Palestinian worshipers who try to protect their holy site.

Meanwhile, fanatic Jewish groups urged their followers and supporters to intensify their intrusions into Al-Aqsa Mosque and participate in massive marches in the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the Jewish New Year.

The intrusions happened as Muslims begin to celebrate on Thursday the Muslim New Year, 1439 Hijra with worship and prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Since then, under increasingly right-wing Israeli governments, extremist Jewish settlers have been allowed into the site in ever greater numbers - usually protected by Israeli security forces - while Palestinian access to the site has become increasingly restricted.

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