Israeli far-right Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, stormed the compounds of al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, under heavy protection from the Israeli forces, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Ben-Gvir entered the Islamic holy site from al-Maghariba Gate (Dung Gate) and arrived at Al-Buraq Wall plaza, according to WAFA.
This comes two days after he announced his intention to storm the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
Ben-Gvir was sworn in as Israeli Minister of National Security last week, becoming a key member of Israel’s far-right government coalition, led by long-running Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ben-Gvir is publicly advocating for dividing the holy site – which is the third holiest Muslim place of worship – between Muslims and Jews, a move that is likely to inflame an already tense situation in the Israeli-occupied territories.
(WAFA, PC, SOCIAL)