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Settlers join Israel agriculture minister to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

January 7, 2019 at 9:45 am

Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (C) is with Israeli settlers after they stormed Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem on 18 November 2018 [Jerusalem Islamic Waqf/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, accompanied by dozens of settlers, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem this morning.

Firas Al-Debs, director of the Information Department of the Islamic Endowments Department in Jerusalem, told the Anadolu Agency that the minister was accompanied by 105 settlers, under the supervision of Israeli occupation police.

Incursions are usually carried out from the Mughrabi Gate, which has been under Israeli control since it occupied the city in 1967.

This is not the first time Ariel has stormed Al-Aqsa, he was protected by armed guards when he entered the Muslim holy site in November last year.

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