Hundreds of Jewish Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque on 5th Day of Sukkot Holiday

Thousands of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa mosque during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. (Photo: via QNN)

Over 4,500 settlers, have stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque complex since Sunday, over the protection of Israeli occupation forces.

Hundreds of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers forced their way into Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Occupied East Jerusalem on Thursday, which marks the fifth day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Anadolu Agency reported.

The Islamic Waqf Department said in a statement that at least 240 settlers entered the site under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.

Sukkot is a week-long holiday that will continue until October 6, ending a season of Jewish holidays that started by observing the Rosh Hashanah (New Year) on September 15.

Jewish settlers stormed the complex in groups through Al-Mughrabi Gate, according to Anadolu.

Over 4,500 settlers have stormed the complex since Sunday, according to data from the Islamic Waqf Department.

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Israeli police began allowing the settler incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in 2003, despite repeated condemnations from Palestinians.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world’s third-holiest site for Muslims.

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 recognized by the international community.


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