Extremist settlers, led by Israeli agriculture minister, storm Al-Aqsa compound

Ramallah, Some 170 Jewish extremist settlers led by Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Yehuda Ariel early Monday, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque / Haram Al Sharif compound in occupied Jerusalem, on the third day of the Jewish Passover, a Palestinian source confirmed.

The General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, told Petra’s reporter in Ramallah that today’s raid by the radical settlers was carried out from Al- Magharebah Gate under heavy protection of Israeli police and forces.

Al-Khatib stressed that the settlers provocatively toured the Al-Aqsa yards and performed their religious rituals amid a state of tension among Muslim’s worshippers, the Mosque’s guards and al- Murabitun.

Source: Jordan News Agency