Israeli police raid Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound – Middle East Monitor

Israeli police raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in East Jerusalem again early Sunday, according to witnesses. Anadolu reports.

The Israeli police cut off the electricity and forced the Palestinians out of the Qibla Masjid who were performing prayers.

The Palestinians tried to prevent police by closing the doors of the mosque.

Israeli forces and fanatical Jewish settlers often conduct raids at the Al-Aqsa Mosque to incite the Palestinians.

For Muslims, Al-Aqsa is the third holiest site in the world. Jews call the area the Temple Mount, saying that it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where al-Aqsa is located, during the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. It annexed the entire city in 1980, a move never recognized by the international community.

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