According to Press TV quoting the Palestinian Ma’an news agency on Sunday, Miri Regev, who is a member of the Knesset for the Likud Party and minister of culture and sport, toured the streets of the Occupied Territories with a camera crew in order to promote her political campaign for the upcoming Israeli parliamentary elections.
In December last year, Zionist regime’s lawmakers voted to dissolve the parliament in a bid to hold early elections in April.
Separately on Sunday, a group of nearly 40 Israeli settlers escorted by Israeli forces entered the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of East al-Quds.
Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the Director of the al-Aqsa Mosque, said that Israeli forces also banned employees from the Islamic Endowment Department from entry into the holy compound, preventing them from carrying out their work duties.
Al-Kiswani said that such provocations by Israeli forces occur on a daily basis.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces also detained and assaulted a Palestinian youth in the area.
Ultra-Orthodox Israeli legislators and extremist settlers regularly storm the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city.
Most of the Knesset members are right-wing extremists who support the demolition of the Islamic site in order to build a Jewish temple instead on what is known among settlers as the Temple Mount.
The al-Aqsa Mosque compound sits just above the Western Wall plaza and houses both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Tensions continue in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” and the relocation of the US embassy to the occupied city.
On December 21 last year, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the US to undo those moves.