Dozens of Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Jewish settlers stormed the holy Aqsa mosque at an early hour Wednesday and offered rituals and toured its yards.
The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage (AFEH) said in an urgent statement that the soldiers in their uniform accompanied settlers in breaking into the holy compound through the Maghareba Gate.
It said that the settlers offered rituals as the soldiers were deploying in its various corners amid rising tension, adding that worshipers were stationed in the mosque.
The foundation said that the settlers and the escorting soldiers stormed the holy site in three groups, estimating their total number at 100.
It said that the step fell in line with escalation in storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque over the past few days especially by Israeli intelligence agents.
AFEH urged the Arab and Islamic countries, rulers and ruled, to assume their duties in protecting the third holiest shrine in Islam.