Israeli Jewish supremacist Itamar Ben-Gvir storms Jerusalem’s Aqsa mosque

Israeli Jewish supremacist Itamar Ben-Gvir storms Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque

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.

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