After being driven out by Muslim worshippers, Israeli settlers were physically prevented from re-entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday when Israeli occupation forces closed one of the gates on them.
Witnesses said that a group of Israeli settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the early morning. According to the witnesses, the settlers then performed prayers and Talmudic rituals, and raised the Israeli flag inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Palestinian Muslim worshippers responded by driving the settlers out of the Mosque through the Al-Magharbeh Gate while chanting Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest).
Israeli security forces intervened to protect the settlers, but then closed the door to stop them from re-entering the Mosque.
Israeli sources reported that a couple of settlers were detained, but this was not confirmed by witnesses or officials.
It is worth mentioning that thousands of Israeli settlers have been heading to Occupied Jerusalem in recent days with the intention of entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque after the death of the extremist Rabbi Obadiah Yousif last week.
However hundreds of Palestinians, including Sharia Schools’ students, have remained inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque to undermine their plans to invade and perform mass rituals.