This means that more Jews visited their holiest spot in 2016 than since the destruction of the second Temple.
Somehow, the Muslim observers at Judaism's holiest spot know that the visitors who "desecrated the Al Aqsa Mosque" included 14,103 "settlers," 2,259 Jewish students, 815 police and 425 plain-clothed police. I don't know how they determine which people are "settlers" and which ones are Jews who live within the Green Line.
Oh, that's right. All Israelis are settlers.
th Muslim officials say that October was the busiest month with 3,020 Jews because of the Jewish holidays.
For context, far more than 17,000 Muslims visit the Temple Mount every Friday.