Dozens of Jewish Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Complex in Jerusalem

Dozens of Jewish settlers, escorted by Israeli forces, storm Al-Aqsa. (Photo: via Twitter)

Scores of Jewish settlers forced their way into the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, on Sunday, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

In a statement, the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department, which oversees holy sites in Jerusalem, said that Jewish settlers entered the complex through the Al-Mugharbah Gate under Israeli police protection.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims. Since 2003, Israel has allowed illegal Jewish settlers into the compound almost daily.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognised by the international community.

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