Hundreds of settlers invade Aqsa Mosque’s yards under police protection
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, Hundreds of Zionist settlers heavily guarded by Israeli police broke into the yards of the Aqsa Mosque Wednesday evening from the Maghareba gate whose keys had benn stolen by the IOF troops during the six-day war in June 1967.
This assault led the Palestinians guards to hasten to prevent the Zionist extremists from storming the Aqsa Mosque, but the assailants, whose number was estimated at about 500 settlers, were under armed police protection.
Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, the director of Jerusalem endowments, strongly denounced these provocative acts which reach its peak during Jewish festivals, accusing the IOF troops of triggering the situation through deliberately allowing the settlers to enter the Aqsa Mosque under their protection.
Sheikh Khatib warned of provoking the feeling of Muslims and of the implications of such acts, highlighting at the same time that the Aqsa Mosque belongs to Muslims and nobody has the right to share it with them.
He also warned of serious repercussions that will turn the whole region upside down if any harm is inflicted on the Aqsa Mosque and appealed to the Arab and Islamic world to deal seriously with the Zionist dangers threatening the Aqsa Mosque which are aimed to empty Jerusalem from Palestinians.