IQNA

15:59 - May 22, 2022
News ID: 3479010
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Scores of Israeli settlers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem Al-Quds on Saturday and performed rituals and Talmudic prayers there under the protection of the Israeli regime’s police.

Settlers Break into Al-Aqsa under Israeli Forces’ Protection

 

This comes amid calls by Zionist nationalists upon their fans to hold a flag-waving march inside the holy compound on May 29 marking the anniversary of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem Al-Quds.

Bentzi Gopstein, a radical Israeli far-right politician, has urged settlers to take part in the provocative march on May 29, and said the move will mark the beginning of “the destruction of the Dome of the Rock”.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement today that Israel's sense of impunity was encouraging it to escalate its aggression against Jerusalem Al-Quds and its holy sites.

“The Israeli flag-waving march and the accompanying incitement campaigns are an integral part of the occupation's projects to fully Judaize the Holy City and impose Israeli sovereignty over it,” said the ministry in a statement, which held Israel responsible for all of the possible consequences of the provocative march.

The latest development comes after nearly month-long tensions fueled by increased presence by hardcore Israeli settlers inside the holy site during the past Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Jerusalem's Islamic Waqf has repeatedly described the settlers' presence in Al-Aqsa Mosque as "provocative", and said that Palestinian worshippers and guards at Al-Aqsa feel uncomfortable with the presence of Israeli police and settlers touring the Islamic holy site.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem Al-Quds, where Al-Aqsa Mosque is located, during the Six-Day War in 1967 in a move never recognized by the international community.

 

Source: Wafa News Agency

Tags: Al-Quds ، Al-Aqsa ، Mosque ، settlers ، Israeli
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