Jerusalem – Prominent Right-Wing Activist Seriously Wounded In Jerusalem Shooting

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    FILE - Rabbi Yehuda Glick is Chairman of the Foundation for the Heritage of the Temple Mount. Feb 27 2012. PHoto by Yossi Zamir/Flash90Jerusalem – Rabbi Yehuda Glick, spokesman for the Joint Committee of Temple Organizations – is in serious condition after being shot in front of the capital’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center Wednesday night.

    According to police, the shooting took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. outside the memorial center, located near the Old City, by a suspect riding a motor bike who fled to scene.

    “Shots were fired and the victim was rushed to an area hospital in serious condition,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. “Special patrol units are searching the area for the suspect and we are investigating the background of the incident.”

    A city official, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the attack, said the victim is believed to be Glick, who has a long history of advocating for Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount.

    “It was an assassination attempt,” the official said. “This is very serious.”

    Rosenfeld would not confirm or deny the report that it was indeed Glick who was shot.

    The victim was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

    Bayit Yehudi Minister Uri Ariel said following the shooting, “I am praying for the full recovery of Yehuda Glick. The bullets fired at him tonight were directed at all the Jews that want to exercise their Jewish and moral right to visit the most holy place to the Jewish people and to pray at the Temple Mount.”

    “I call on the prime minister to immediately allow every Jew to freely go to the Temple Mount, and to act with an iron fist against the criminals responsible for this deed.”

    Israeli Police block the area where the Temple Mount Movement Leader, Yehuda Glik, was shot by a drive-by motorist, near the Pa'amon Park in Jerusalem, October 29, 2014. Glik leads a movement which strives to bring the Temple Mount to Jewish hands. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

    Israeli Police block the area where the Temple Mount Movement Leader, Yehuda Glik, was shot by a drive-by motorist, near the Pa'amon Park in Jerusalem, October 29, 2014. Glik leads a movement which strives to bring the Temple Mount to Jewish hands. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

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    15 COMMENTS

    1. Nebach.Let him have a Refuah Shlema.

      Right wing Jews Misnachlim are just plain insane.They took upon themselves to live in dangerous territories putting entire Jewish families in grave danger.Entire Jewish families were murdered by Arabs who thirst Jewish blood and still right wingers choose to live there.
      Same with this rabbi. The Temple Mount is considered as one of the holiest places by Muslims.They are willing to kill Jews if Jews go up there and still right wingers don’t care and go up there.
      There is no mitzvah whatsoever to put yourself in such a danger to get killed over it.Only crazy insane people don’t care about their lives

      • The shooting took place in the heart of Yerushalayim, outside the Begin Center. What are you talking about? The problem with the mentality you exhibited is, that you stand for nothing and are willing to fight for nothing. This is our Land, given to us by Hashem. If we are not willing to stand up for it, we don’t deserve it! Obviously, you clearly don’t deserve it.

    2. It’s not our business if he’s allowed up to the temple mount or not, he’s obviously a sincere person who relies on different interpretations on this issue, if he’s wrong let g-d deal with that, at this time he deserves our unanimous support

    3. There is speculation in the Israeli media that the shooting was NOT done by a Palestinian but rather a politically motivated assassination attempt by Charedi fanatics who regard davening on har habayis as totally assur. It will be interesting to see who the real perpetrator turns out to be.

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