More than two thousand extremist settlers stormed Aqsa Mosque via the Mughrabi Gate on Thursday morning.
The settlers were led by Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and other ministers.
The Islamic Endowments Department in Occupied Jerusalem reported that 2,140 settlers stormed Aqsa Mosque in the morning under military protection.
393 settlers later stormed the holy site in the afternoon and performed provocative tours and Talmudic rituals.
The incursion was attended by Israeli ministers and Knesset members from the right-wing parties, mainly the so-called Negev and Galilee Minister Yitzhak Wasserlauf.
Since the early morning hours, thousands of settlers held a provocative flag march in the Old City and near the Aqsa Mosque.
Late Thursday, groups of settlers performed Talmudic rituals in the Old City and at Aqsa gates.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation police imposed movement and entry restrictions on Palestinian worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque’s entrances and gates.
The Aqsa Mosque is exposed to daily desecration by Israeli settlers and police forces in the morning and the afternoon except on Fridays and Saturdays.