(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)
Ramallah, Jan. 9 (Petra)--Jewish settlers early Wednesday stormed al-Aqsa Mosque/ Haram al-Sharif compound in the occupied city of Jerusalem, an official Palestinian source confirmed.
General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and Al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, told Petra's reporter in Ramallah that the settlers stormed the compound through Al Magharebah Gate under heavy protection of Israeli police.
He said the occupation authorities closed the gate at 10:30am after the settlers stormed the compound.
Al-Khatib said that 31 settlers stormed the compound and made provocative tours at the yards.