IOF closes Mughrabi Bridge to Al-Aqsa

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The IOF closes the Mughrabi Bridge for hundreds of worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli Occupation Forces closed the Mughrabi Bridge Sunday morning in front of a solemn assembly of hundreds of Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque .

A large number of settlers waiting behind the Mughrabi Bridge were waiting to storm Al-Aqsa, which is used by settlers every morning from Sunday through Thursday. Usually these incursions are met with Muslim worshipers chanting in protest, followed by the arrest and detention of worshipers in detention and deportation centres for various amounts of time.

Some of these settler groups called for the organisation of mass break-ins to the Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning in commemoration of the “destruction of the walls of Jerusalem” and as a prelude for the upcoming Jewish holiday.

Hundreds of people inside the Palestinian territories and East Jerusalem and the West Bank last night in the Al-Aqsa Mosque observed the strong presence of worshipers from the morning and the intensity of religious acts performed there.