Day 48: Al-Aqsa Flood Operation in the city of Jerusalem
November 23, 2023

On the 48th day of “Al-Aqsa Flood” Operation, the occupation authorities continue to impose their siege on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City, and the raids on towns and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem continued as well.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem explained that the siege continues on Al-Aqsa Mosque, preventing entry to it except for the Islamic Endowment employees and the elderly, and forces are deployed at the gates of Al-Aqsa and the roads leading to it.

Palestinians explained to the Information Center that the number of worshipers in Al-Aqsa is very small, and the chapels, courtyards and corridors are almost empty, due to the restrictions imposed on the entry of worshipers into the mosque.

They added that the forces stationed at the gates of Al-Aqsa stop anyone who wants to enter it, check his identity and place of residence, subject him to field investigation and sometimes physical searches, especially for young men, and then prevent entry to it except for a small number of elderly men and women.

As for the raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque, they are ongoing, during the two periods of daily raids, “morning and afternoon,” which take place on a daily basis, with the exception of Friday and Saturday, and 151 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa on Thursday.

The settlers performed their collective prayers in Al-Aqsa, especially in the eastern region, under police protection.

At the gates of the Old City, forces are deployed, stopping those arriving there, and subjecting some to physical searches.

The forces continue to prevent people from sitting in Damascus Gate Square.

They also carried out raids into towns and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem.

The arrests and summonses continued during the past hours, and the center monitored the arrest of a young woman while she was trying to enter Al-Aqsa, and the young man Radi Al-Daw.