Video: 1011 settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Jewish Passover holiday
April 28, 2016

Hundreds of extremist settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Jewish Passover holiday.

The number of settlers breaking into Al-Aqsa during Passover reached 1011 and were in the form of consecutive groups (from Sunday until Thursday). Break-ins initiated from Dung Gate which has controlled by the Israeli authorities since the occupation of Jerusalem and were divided into two sessions; morning and afternoon.

During the last few days, the guards of Al-Aqsa Mosque confronted several settlers who attempted to perform their religious rituals inside the Mosque; some managed to perform their rituals during their tours in the courtyards (shaking the body, mumbling, etc…).

During Passover, break-ins were conducted under the protection of Special Forces and three of the Islamic Awqaf employees were arrested after they confronted a group of settlers who performed their religious rituals inside Al-Aqsa courtyards; two of them were isolated from Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Occupation forces increased their presence at Al-Aqsa Gates and the roads leading to them. They also detained the IDs of worshippers before entering the Mosque.