JERUSALEM (UNA-OIC) – Israeli Jewish supremacist Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, Tuesday stormed the compounds of al-Aqsa mosque in the occupied city of Jerusalem under heavy protection from the Israeli forces.
Ben-Gvir entered the Islamic holy site from al-Maghariba Gate (Dung Gate) and arrived at Al-Buraq Wall plaza.
This came two days after he announced his intention to storm the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli media reports said Ben-Gvir had requested the Israeli police to coordinate Ben-Gvir’s expected incursions into the Islamic holy site next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ben-Gvir was sworn in as Israeli Minister of National Security last week, becoming a key member of Israel’s most racist, far-right government coalition ever led by long-running Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ben-Gvir is publicly advocating for dividing the holy site – which is the third holiest Muslim place of worship – between Muslims and Jews, a move that is likely to inflame an already tense situation in the Israeli-occupied territories.