Jewish settlers marked the first day of the Sukkot holiday on Monday by storming Al-Aqsa Mosque, and holding provocative marches through the alleys of Jerusalem’s occupied Old City, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
WAFA correspondent said dozens of Jewish settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police cleared the yards of the holy compound from the Muslim worshippers.
The lsraeli occupation forces prevent Palestinian worshippers from performing their prayers and force them out of the courtyards of Al-Aqsa mosque. pic.twitter.com/UkKZokSy57
— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) October 10, 2022
Some Jewish settlers performed rituals in violation of a decades-long status quo that ban non-Muslims from holding prayers on its premises.
At the same time, settlers marched through the Old City streets while holding rituals near the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Over 170 colonial Israeli settlers invaded on Monday Al-Aqsa Mosque. pic.twitter.com/eZ6Xmz2loA
— DAYS OF PALESTINEᅠ (@DaysOfPal) October 10, 2022
Jewish extremist groups have called on their followers to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque during the seven-day Sukkot holiday, a step that could provoke religious strife in the holy land.
(WAFA, PC, SOCIAL)