Close to 47,988 right-wing Jews raided Al-Aqsa Mosque between September 2021 and September 2022, with the right-wing Temple Mount Administration saying this year was the busiest for Israelis storming Al-Aqsa in the apartheid state's history, Sama news agency reported yesterday.
The Temple Mount Administration said this was a 65 per cent increase compared to the previous year. The Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – was marked on Saturday; Jewish holidays see an increase in right-wing Jews raiding Al-Aqsa Mosque, with occupation forces limiting Palestinians' access to the Muslim holy site.
In the past weeks, the so-called Temple Mount groups have called for Jews to increase their raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holiday season.
On Sunday alone, Israeli occupation police escorted 332 Israeli Jewish settlers who raided Al-Aqsa Mosque and provoked Muslim worshippers.
Palestinian factions and religious institutions and figures have called for Muslims to increase their existence at Al-Aqsa Mosque as Israel imposes tight restrictions on their entry to make way for settler raids of the site in violation of international law.
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