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Israel settlers storm Al-Aqsa, call for demolishing it

Members of an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family walk at the Jewish quarter in Jerusalem's Old City overlooking al-Aqsa Mosque on September 27, 2018 - (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family walk at the Jewish quarter in Jerusalem's Old City overlooking al-Aqsa Mosque on September 27, 2018 - (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Protected by the Israeli occupation forces, a group of Israeli Jewish settlers yesterday stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed religious rituals in its courtyards, Ma'an News Agency reported.

Firas Al-Debbis, the coordinator of public relations at Al-Aqsa Mosque, said that 45 settlers stormed the Mosque through Al-Mughrabi Gate.

He said that the settlers were escorted by a large number of the Israeli occupation forces.

Meanwhile, another group of settlers organised a night demonstration in Jerusalem's Old City to mark the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

The settlers chanted anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian slogans and called for the demolition of Al-Aqsa Mosque and for more settlers to be allowed in to Islam's third holiest site.

In addition, the settlers chanted slogans calling for building the Jewish Temple in Al-Aqsa place.

While the Arab world looks the other way, Israel's Judaisation of Jerusalem is ongoing

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