Alwaght-Israeli regime troop on Wednesday escorted Zionist settlers as they desecrated the al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam.
According to Palestinian media sources, Israeli regime forces unlocked the Maghareba Gate at 07:30 AM local time, and paved the morning desecration which continued until 11:00 AM
Palestinians said around 39 Zionist settlers and four members of the regime's Antiquity Authority defiled the site.
Israeli regime forces also seized the IDs of the Muslim worshipers while they allowed 533 non-Muslim visitors to defile the Mosque.
Over 1,200 Israeli settlers broke into the site recently during the seven-day Jewish Passover holiday, sparking tension across Occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem(
Recently, Palestinian Islamic institutions have warned of Israeli regime's plots against al-Aqsa Mosque amid intensification of Zionist settlers' desecration of the holy Islamic site.
The Palestinian Islamic institutions expressed their rejection of Israel’s escalation of repressive, barbaric and police measures in east al-Quds and at the Aqsa Mosque during Jewish holidays and festivals, calling on the Arab and Islamic worlds to act to protect the holy city.
Over the past decades, the Israeli regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of al-Quds by constructing illegal settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population.
Palestinians and Muslims all over the world are extremely angry at Israeli attacks on the al-Aqsa Mosque, considering them the desecration of the holy Islamic site.
Palestinians have declared al-Quds as the capital of a future Palestinian independent state, and that its heritage should remain intact.
The al-Aqsa compound, which lies in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds, is a flashpoint. The mosque is Islam’s third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.