The Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem under armed security by Israeli forces, on Tuesday.
Zionist gangs, headed by the Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, storm al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, today morning. pic.twitter.com/Yv5UPvosvd
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) February 26, 2019
Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, said that Israeli Minister Ariel was heading a group of Israeli settlers into the Al-Aqsa compound via the Moroccans Gate, which has been under Israeli control since the occupation of Jerusalem City.
Al-Dibs pointed out that Ariel took footage of the al-Rahma Gate (Gate of Mercy) prayer area that was opened recently.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) February 26, 2019
Prayer area of the al-Rahma Gate was closed Monday evening upon order by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reopened on Tuesday Morning.
Israeli police forces were deployed around the al-Rahma prayer area since early morning hours and took footage of Palestinian guards who opened the area.
Right-wing Zionist occupation Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel and a number of Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint #Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, according to a #Palestinian official.#MNA #MNA_English pic.twitter.com/JSyMHSBjBJ
— M N A (@mnaEN) February 26, 2019
The number of Israeli MK’s, who storm the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, has increased the past few months after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided to lift a ban that would previously not allow Israeli Knesset members to visit the compound every three months, after incursions were banned since October 2015.
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