Hamas said the repeated incursions are provocative to Muslims’ feelings, saying that “The Aqsa Mosque is the heart of the Palestinian Question. It will spark again the comprehensive confrontations with the Israeli occupation”.
In press statements on Tuesday, Hamas spokesman abroad Husam Badran called on all Muslims to act for the defense of the Aqsa Mosque in order to protect the holy site by all possible methods.
Badran, who resides in Doha, hailed the steadfastness of the Jerusalemite people, stressing that all Palestinians are willing to sacrifice for the sake of protecting the Aqsa Mosque.
Earlier on Tuesday, 15 Jewish settlers broke into the Aqsa Mosque plazas from the Magharebah gate on Tuesday morning.
One of the Mosque’s guards told Quds Press that 15 Jewish settlers stormed the courtyards of the holy site under heavy police protection and performed Talmudic rituals. A group of Muslim worshipers including women confronted them with chants of Allahu Akabar, he underlined.
Besides, 17 Israeli policemen broke into the Aqsa Mosque within an exploratory tour in the early morning hours.
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