Hundreds of settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque to mark the so-called ‘Jerusalem Day’ on Wednesday.
Video footage released by the Joint Headquarters of the Temple Movements shows the settlers as they “toured” the area along with a rabbi. This is the largest number of Jewish settlers to enter the Al-Aqsa compound at one time.
Israel’s Arutz Sheva 7 reported that said the organizers described the event as a “dramatic turning point for the Temple Mount”, in reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
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Tensions flared when the Israeli settlers entered the compound on Israel’s “Jerusalem Day”, an annual celebration on the anniversary of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, an official from the Islamic Waqf, which runs Al-Aqsa, said.
Israeli police arrested three guards after assaulting them near Silsilah Gate.
Extremist Settler colonist Yehuda Glick broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque along with hundreds of other Israeli settlers, pic.twitter.com/0xFabwzcI6
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Khalil Tarhoni, one of the guards, is currently hospitalized after he was severely beaten by Israeli police in an incident caught on video.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)