Hundreds of settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque…prayers at Al-Buraq square and Silwan
October 8, 2017

Hundreds of settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque while marches and prayers were organized in the courtyard of Al-Buraq wall and the village of Silwan south of Al-Aqsa Mosque on occasion of the Jewish Sukkot family.

The Islamic Awqaf department said 524 settlers broke into Al-Aqsa during the morning and afternoon break-in session (366 in the morning and 158 in the afternoon) through Dung Gate. Settlers conducted tours inside the courtyards where occupation forces were heavily deployed.

During the break-ins, many settlers performed their prayers inside Al-Aqsa while other groups conducted tours outside the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque where they performed their religious rituals.

The member of the Israeli Knesset, Yehuda Glick, performed a prayer outside Al-Qataneen Gate- one of Al-Aqsa gates.

Thousands of Israelis performed the prayer of Sukkot holiday in the courtyards of Al-Buraq Wall, and the occupation police closed all roads leading to the area while a helicopter flew above the city of Jerusalem.

On Sunday afternoon, the occupation forces closed the roads leading to the village of Silwan concurrently with the arrival of Israelis to the village to perform the religious rituals and prayers of Sukkot holiday.

The occupation forces arrested on Sunday three children from Silwan and transferred them for interrogation at Al-Qishleh police station.