Ultranationalist Jewish settlers carry the Israeli flag in Al-Aqsa Author: Arab48
JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Israelis stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday morning and raised the Israeli flag to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the state, but it meant a nakba, or catastrophe, for the dispossessed Arab people. land and homes, displacing more than 700,000 people.
Accompanied by soldiers, the ultra-nationalist Israelis entered the courtyard through the Mughrabi Gate. At the same time, security forces imposed entry restrictions on Palestinians.
The Arab48 news site reported that security forces escorted a girl and four young men out of the mosque in connection with the Israeli raid.
Israeli security forces have said the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip will be closed during commemorative events, MEE reported.
The army said that “crossings will be open after assessing the situation.” The move comes amid escalating tensions with Israeli police earlier this month, who escorted Palestinians out of the Al-Aqsa mosque as they celebrated the holy month of Ramadan.
Israeli forces regularly liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Palestinians outside the five hours of Muslim prayer, especially at night and after morning prayers, to ensure an unhindered intrusion by Israeli settlers.
Under the provisions of years of international agreements known as the status quo, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is an Islamic place where unwanted visits, prayers and rituals by non-Muslims are prohibited, but Israeli groups in coordination with the Zionist authorities constantly violate these rules. agreements.
Source: Juventud Rebelde