JERUSALEM 

Scores of Jewish settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday, according to a Palestinian agency.

“Around 123 settlers backed by Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa compound since early morning,” said the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, a Jordan-run agency responsible for overseeing the city’s Muslim and Christian holy sites.

Settlers swarmed into the site via the Al-Maghariba Gate, usually guarded by Israeli police.

Earlier on Wednesday, at least two Palestinians were martyred in an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza Strip.

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