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Israeli settlers – protected by military – intrude into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers are seen at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of a-Quds, April 24, 2024.

Israeli settlers have forced their way into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds, protected by the regime’s military.

The Islamic Endowments Department in al-Quds said in a statement more than 700 settlers intruded into the Muslim holy site on Wednesday.

The heavily deployed military forces restricted the movement of Palestinians inside the compound while the settlers were performing rituals of a week-long Jewish holiday, known as Passover.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims.

Under an agreement signed between Israel and the Jordanian government in the wake of the regime’s occupation of al-Quds in 1967, non-Muslim worship at the holy compound is prohibited. But the ban is a mere phrase and, in action, circumstances have been against Muslims.

While the settler intrusions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound take place in al-Quds, the regime keeps its bloody war machine going in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has killed more than 34,000 Palestinians in the besieged territory since October 7.

On that day, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas conducted Operation Al-Aqsa Storm – without precedent in history.

The regime was caught off-guard. The damage it suffered was both material and strategic. To many observers worldwide, Israel suffered irreparable losses on October 7.

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