For the second consecutive day…hundreds of settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque
October 9, 2017

For the second consecutive day, hundreds of settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque on occasion of Sukkot holiday.

The Islamic Awqaf department said that 462 settlers and 150 Jewish students broke into Al-Aqsa through Dung Gate during the morning and afternoon break-in sessions.

Jerusalemite religious commissions condemned the large intrusions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Jewish Sukkot holiday, and called on Muslims to increase their presence at Al-Aqsa Mosque.


The Islamic Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Council, the Supreme Islamic Committee, the Palestinian Ifta’ House and the Islamic Awqaf Department in Jerusalem said in a joint statement that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is an Islamic mosque that is important to all Muslims on this earth, and the responsibility of defending it is the responsibility of the Arab and Islamic nations; governors and those governed. No one can be exempted from this religious responsibility, and history will write who did his part and who did not.