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Israel settlers storm Al-Aqsa on first day of Ramadan

May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque [MintPressNews/Twitter]

A group of extreme Israeli settlers yesterday stormed the courtyards of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

The General Director of the Jerusalem Endowment and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, told Petra news agency that the extremist settlers were ignoring the fact that it was the first day of the holy month of Ramadan and broke into Al-Aqsa’s courtyards under the protection of occupation forces.

Al-Khatib added that worshippers, scholars and Al-Aqsa guards confronted the settlers.

There have been calls for settlers to storm Al-Aqsa more regularly. A recent court ruling settlers could chant “the People of Israel will live” in the mosque’s grounds as this is a patriotic not religious declaration.

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