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In video - Glick performs wedding ritual inside Al-Aqsa compound

Jan. 28, 2019 12:39 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 30, 2019 12:06 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli ultra-Orthodox Knesset member, Yehuda Glick stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday morning, to perform a wedding ritual inside the compound in violation of standing rules.

Locals told Ma'an that Glick, who was escorted by other Israeli settlers, performed and filmed a wedding ritual inside the compound alongside his fiancee.

An Al-Aqsa guard described the step to Ma'an that as a provocative and dangerous challenge to the feelings of Muslims and worshipers.

Palestinian Minister of Islamic Endowment, Youssef Ideis, said that Israeli violations of the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque have reached a serious stage.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which sits just above the Western Wall plaza, houses both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque. The third holiest site in Islam, it is also venerated as Judaism's most holy place, as it sits where Jews believe the First and Second Temples once stood.

While Jewish visitation is permitted to the compound, non-Muslim worship at Al-Aqsa is prohibited according to an agreement signed between Israel and the Jordanian government after Israel’s illegal occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.

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