Right-wing activist Glick returns to Temple Mount
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Right-wing activist Glick returns to Temple Mount

Would-be MK’s first visit to holy site since 2014 attempt on his life follows court cancellation of restraining order

A group of Israeli Jews, accompanied by Yehudah Glick, chairman of the Fund for the Temple Mount and Temple Heritage organizations, seen in the Temple Mount courtyard near Al Aqsa Mosque, November 19 2013. (Photo credit: Sliman Khader/FLASH90)
A group of Israeli Jews, accompanied by Yehudah Glick, chairman of the Fund for the Temple Mount and Temple Heritage organizations, seen in the Temple Mount courtyard near Al Aqsa Mosque, November 19 2013. (Photo credit: Sliman Khader/FLASH90)

A well-known Israeli activist in favor of increased Jewish presence on the Temple Mount returned to the powder keg holy site Tuesday for the first time since he was the target of a 2014 assassination attempt.

Yehudah Glick, who advocates for Jewish prayer at the holy site, toured the esplanade with his wife and lawyer, and was surrounded by police, who were not informed of his visit ahead of time, according to Channel 2 news.

Last week, a court cleared the right-wing activist of accusations that he had pushed an Arab woman who then broke her arm. The court canceled an order keeping him away from the Mount.

Glick was shot and seriously hurt in October 2014 while leaving an event in Jerusalem where he had given a speech about allowing Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. The Palestinian gunman approached the rabbi, and told him, “Yehudah, I’m sorry, but the things you said hurt me,” before shooting him. The attacker was later killed by police in a shootout.

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