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

Published on: October 29, 2014 04:59 PM
Last updated on: October 29, 2014 05:20 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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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/Flash90FILE - Rabbi Yehuda Glick is Chairman of the Foundation for the Heritage of the Temple Mount. Feb 27 2012. PHoto by Yossi Zamir/Flash90

Jerusalem - 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.”

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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/Flash90Israeli 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 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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 Oct 29, 2014 at 05:13 PM Rafuel Says:

"The motive behind the incident remained unclear."

In the same way as the motive behind Rabbi Kahane's assassination was unclear.

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 05:44 PM Maven Says:

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

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 06:00 PM LionofZion Says:

When you want to know who the good ones are just look at who they are trying to kill. They know the true leaders of the Jewish people. So does G-d.

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 06:14 PM stopthis Says:

Did any American official condem this yet

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 06:15 PM ALTERG Says:

איסור כרת לילך להר הבית בזמן הזה משום שאנו טמאי מתים

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 06:33 PM ayoyo Says:

So this is the next intefada rachmono l'tzlan- The palestinians expect to have a country this way -- with a slow war against the Jews-- NEKUMA-

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 07:21 PM DrGee Says:

Gunshot wounds are very serious in that there can be internal injuries from the cavitation of the bullet besides the gunshot wound itself.Refuah sheleimah!

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 08:16 PM Anonymous Says:

We're in gallus

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 09:09 PM start Says:

Reply to #5  
ALTERG Says:

איסור כרת לילך להר הבית בזמן הזה משום שאנו טמאי מתים

You are writing like a "am haaretz" har habayis is machane lviya and a tamei meis may enter look it up in rambam!

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 09:58 PM Anonymous Says:

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

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 Oct 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM Anonymous Says:

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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 Oct 30, 2014 at 01:54 AM The_Beadle Says:

Reply to #5  
ALTERG Says:

איסור כרת לילך להר הבית בזמן הזה משום שאנו טמאי מתים

Thanks for all your support, ahavas chinam and sensitivity as to when it's appropriate to voice one's thoughts.

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 Oct 30, 2014 at 03:47 AM BarryLS1 Says:

Reply to #2  
Maven Says:

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.

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 Oct 30, 2014 at 09:06 AM DrGee Says:

Gunshot wounds are very serious in that there can be internal injuries from the cavitation of the bullet besides the gunshot wound itself.Refuah sheleimah!

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 Oct 30, 2014 at 05:42 PM Rafuel Says:

Reply to #10  
start Says:

You are writing like a "am haaretz" har habayis is machane lviya and a tamei meis may enter look it up in rambam!

No, he is absolutely correct on this. We are all tamei meis in our time and are forbidden to walk on Har Habais.

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