Day 76: Al-Aqsa Flood Operation in the city of Jerusalem
December 21, 2023

On the 76th day of “Al-Aqsa Flood Operation”, the occupation authorities continued their siege imposed on Al-Aqsa Mosque, and continued their campaigns of raids and arrests in the city of Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem explained that the occupation authorities continue to impose severe restrictions on entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque, and allow a small number of worshipers, most of whom are elderly, to enter Al-Aqsa.

In an ongoing procedure since the 7th of last October, the occupation police are deployed at all gates of Al-Aqsa, placing iron barriers, arresting all those arriving to Al-Aqsa, examining their identities and place of residence, and conducting field investigations and thorough physical searches of bags or suitcases. After these procedures, few numbers of people are allowed to enter the mosque.

Worshipers confirmed that the procedures followed at the gates of Al-Aqsa are subject to the mood of the policeman, while the forces tighten inspections and prevention in conjunction with the five daily prayers.

The settlers continue their raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque, and 118 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa, through the Dung Gate, the keys of which have been controlled by the occupation authorities since the occupation of the city of Jerusalem.

In the evening hours, the settlers performed their prayers at Al-Ghazali Square outside Lions Gate, one of the gates of Al-Aqsa.

The occupation authorities continued their raids on towns and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem, and the forces carried out separate arrests from the city, concentrated in the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood, the Old City, and “field arrest” from the city’s streets.

In the evening hours, confrontations broke out in the Shu’fat refugee camp, and the forces heavily fired gas bombs and rubber bullets into the streets of the neighborhood, and closed the military checkpoint during that time.