Occupied Jerusalem, September 21 (QNA) - Dozens of settlers stormed the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday, while 12 Palestinians were arrested, from several areas in the West Bank.
Successive groups of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and organized provocative tours in its courtyards, under the protection of the Israeli occupation police, Palestine News Agency (WAFA) stated.
These incursions come amid preparations by the settlers to carry out the largest historic incursion into Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sep. 29 on the occasion of the so-called "Hebrew New Year".
Moreover, the Israeli occupation forces launched a massive arrest campaign against 12 Palestinians today, from several different areas in the West Bank.
WAFA said that the occupation forces arrested two Palestinians, one of whom is a freed prisoner, from Tulkarm, and another young man from Bethlehem, while three Palestinians were arrested from Ramallah and Al-Bireh.
In Hebron, the occupation forces arrested six Palestinians, from the city of Dura and the village of Kharsa.
The occupation forces set up several military checkpoints at the northern entrances to Hebron, and at the entrances to the towns of Beit Awwa, Sa'ir and Halhul.
Also, the Israeli forces set up two military checkpoints at the two entrances to the village of Sarta west of Salfit, and stopped and searched citizens' vehicles.
In the past few days, the Israeli occupation forces have escalated their raids and incursions into Palestinian villages and towns in the West Bank and Jerusalem. They also increased the pace of arrests and shooting of live bullets at Palestinian youths. (QNA)
21 September 2022
Dozens of Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa, Occupation Forces Arrest 12 Palestinians in West Bank
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