Dozens of Jewish settlers on Thursday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem under police escort.
According to local sources, the Israeli occupation police closed al-Maghariba Gate of the Mosque after 83 settlers toured its courtyards in the morning.
A number of settlers were reportedly seen performing prayers during the morning tours.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Jewish settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Israeli police close al-Maghariba Gate, which is used by Jews to enter the Mosque, at 10:30 am after the settlers complete their morning tours at the holy site. Later in the afternoon, the same gate is reopened for evening tours by settlers.
During the presence of settlers inside the Mosque compound, entry restrictions are imposed on Muslim worshipers at the entrances leading to the Mosque and their IDs are seized until they leave the holy place.