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Extremist Jewish groups prepare for massive raid of Al-Aqsa Mosque

March 20, 2019 at 11:56 am

Up to 200 Israelis under police protection raid Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in East Jerusalem on 14 March, 2019 [Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency]

The so-called Temple Mount Groups, a body of extremist Jewish organisations, have called for massive raid of Al-Aqsa Mosque to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim tomorrow, the Shehab news agency reported yesterday.

According to Shehab, the groups announced their planned raid on Facebook and said that they would organise tours and other activities inside and around the different facilities of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In addition to the extremist organisations, Israeli MKs and ministers are expected to take part in the planned raid.

Israeli occupation forces regularly provide protection for settlers who enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out religious rituals there. Many Palestinians, on the other hand, are banned from entry while settlers desecrate the Muslim holy site.

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