Al-Aqsa under siege…266 settlers break into the Mosque
October 1, 2015

On Thursday the fourth day of Sukkot holiday, 266 settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque amid a continuous siege on Al-Aqsa for the fifth consecutive day. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that 266 settlers broke into Al-Aqsa through Dung Gate. Most of them completed the tour at time when the courtyards were empty of Muslim worshippers who were prevented from entering and praying at Al-Aqsa. The Alleged Temple’s extremist groups had called to increase settlers’ break-ins to Al-Aqsa during the week of Sukkot which started last Monday. The center was also informed that the occupation authorities continued the siege imposed on Al- Aqsa and closed most of the gates except for Lions, Hutta, Al-Majles and Al-Silsileh gates. They also prevented those under the age of 50 from entering; a procedure imposed since last Sunday. The occupation forces prevented those banned from entering from being stationed at Al-Aqsa gates and even in the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem; the forces chased and assaulted them with pushing and beating. One settler attempted to break into Al-Aqsa through Al-Silsileh Gate put the police prevented him from passing through the iron barriers.