Around 1,800 Israeli settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), escorted by occupation forces through the Moroccan Gate on Sunday morning.
The Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate on Sunday morning, according to the Arabic-language Arab48 news website.
In the meantime, Israeli troops were stationed at the main praying building of al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits on the southern side of the complex, besieging Palestinian worshipers inside the scared site.
The settlers then performed Talmudic rituals at the site, which is one of the holiest places in Islam.
The development comes as thousands of extremist Jewish Israeli settlers are due to hold a far-right march through Muslim areas of the holy city, amid Palestinian warnings it could trigger serious confrontations.