Jerusalem (QNN)- 185 Israeli settlers on Thursday broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied East Jerusalem.
According to the Islamic Endowments Authority in Jerusalem, 185 settlers broke into the holy site under the occupation police protection, during the morning and afternoon break-in sessions.
Among the intruders was a former Israeli member of the Knesset, Rabbi Yehudah Glick.
Moreover, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, the Israeli forces seized the Iftar (end of fast) meals intended for the people who were fasting near the Mosque compound, smashed the door of a mosque in the area, and sabotaged the loudspeakers prevent the call for the evening prayer from Al-Aqsa Mosque’s minarets.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday decried the Israeli raid on the Mosque, saying the hostile and provocative attack is a disrespect to sacred values and a violation of human rights.
It called on the international community to take necessary steps to put an end to Israeli violations that fuel violence, tension and hatred.
Israeli occupation authorities allow settler incursions to the mosque since 2003, despite repeated objections and warnings by the Palestinian religious authorities as the visits provoke worshippers of the mosque.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam which located in occupied Jerusalem.