A memorial service for a dead settler from Hebron at Al-Aqsa Mosque
June 29, 2017

Dozens of settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning as a group of them conducted a memorial service on the first anniversary of the death of Halil Yafa; a settler from Kiryat Arba’ settlement in Hebron.

The Islamic Awqaf department said that 123 settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning through Dung Gate which is controlled by the occupation authorities since the occupation of the city of Jerusalem. Settlers carried out a tour inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa while one group 970 settlers) including the mother of Halil Yafa (member of the Alleged Temple groups) and the Chief of Police in Jerusalem as well as senior police officers and Special Forces personnel conducted a memorial service for Halil. They performed their special rituals and gave speeches.

During the settlers’ break-in, the police deployed at Al-Aqsa gates prevented Muslims from all ages from entering Al-Aqsa until all settlers left Al-Aqsa.