Zionists storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Quds
Once again, scores of Israeli settlers on Sunday forced their way into the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Quds (East Jerusalem), according to a Palestinian agency.
In a statement, the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department, which oversees holy sites in Jerusalem, said the settlers entered the complex through the Al-Mugharbah Gate under Israeli police protection.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world's third-holiest site for Muslims. Jews call the area the "Temple Mount," claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times. Since 2003, Israel has allowed settlers into the compound almost daily.
Few days ago, Israeli settlers opened indiscriminate fire at Palestinian homes in the occupied East al-Quds neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
Israeli forces stood by during the shooting incident on last Wednesday evening and took no action to stop it, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported. They also detained a 13-year-old Palestinian boy from the flashpoint neighborhood.
Over the past months, Sheikh Jarrah has been the scene of crackdown by Israeli police on Palestinians.