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Palestine denounces Israeli assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Ramallah, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Israeli police and settlers carried out at least 22 raids against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied zone of East Jerusalem, in May, an official Palestinian source denounced.

The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs specified in a statement that only on May 29th, some 1,700 settlers entered the Esplanade of the Mosque, the religious complex that includes the Al-Aqsa mosque.

The head of the institution, Hatem Al-Bakri, also criticized the decision to impede calls to prayer in the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the city of Hebron.

Al-Bakri condemned the increasing violations carried out by the Tel Aviv troops against Islamic religious sites.

A report from the organization documented dozens of cases of Palestinians injured during the repression of the Israeli police in the Esplanade of the Mosques, known as the Temple Mount and also sacred to the Jews.

According to agreements reached decades ago, the Jews are only allowed to visit the place with numerous conditions, but not to pray.

In April, tensions escalated around that complex after systematic Israeli incursions to evict Muslims with the aim of allowing Jews to enter for Pesach, a holiday that symbolizes the beginning of the exodus of that people.