Thousands of Israeli settlers stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque in occupied Hebron yesterday to mark the Jewish Passover holiday.
Videos appeared online of settlers completing religious rituals in the mosque.
Muslim worshippers and non-Jewish visitors were banned from entering the mosque during the ceremony and there was a heavy Israeli army presence in the area.
The Palestinian Awqaf Ministry strongly condemned the mass desecration of the Ibrahimi Mosque. It warned that Israel is trying to Judaise the Islamic place of worship and urged communities and organisations to speak about the occupation's aggressive behaviour towards Muslim and Christian holy sites.