634 settlers storm Al-Aqsa during the “Shavuot” holiday…arrests and siege
June 5, 2022

On Sunday, hundreds of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, in commemoration of the so-called "Descent of the Torah - Shavuot" holiday, amid calls to intensify the incursions on Monday.

On Sunday morning, the occupation forces, accompanied by officers and intelligence, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, surrounded the worshipers inside Al-Qibli prayer hall and closed its doors with iron chains.The forces also deployed in Al-Aqsa "at the Dung Gate Square, Al-Qibli prayer hall, Al-Marwani prayer hall, Al-Silsileh Gate and Al-Qataneen Gate" to secure the settlers' incursions and prayers inside Al-Aqsa.

At seven o'clock in the morning, the morning incursions period began, and groups of settlers continued to violate Al-Aqsa and to pray in it, and the number of those storming in the morning reached 526 extremists.In the afternoon, from 1:30 until 2:30, 108 extremists stormed Al-Aqsa, bringing the number of intruders to 634.

Hundreds of worshipers have gathered in Al-Aqsa since the morning hours, and they performed prayers there, chanted and raised the Palestinian flag in front of the settlers and pointed their shoes at them. The forces assaulted the worshippers several times to prevent them from staying in Al-Aqsa.

At the gates of Al-Aqsa, settlers performed prayers throughout the day.

The forces prevented entry to Al-Aqsa, especially during the incursions periods, and the young men performed the noon prayer at the gates of the mosque.

The occupation forces arrested the elderly Nafisa Khweis and Raeda al-Khalili, from Lions Gate, and handed Hanadi al-Halawani, Ibrahim al-Natsheh, and 4 women summonses for interrogation.