Wounded Temple Mount activist speaks out for first time since shooting

Rabbi Yehudah Glick in the hospital with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau. Credit: Provided photo.

(JNS.org) Jewish Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehudah Glick, who was seriously wounded in an Oct. 29 shooting attempt on his life, on Monday spoke for the first time about the attack.

“I am not in the hospital because I had appendicitis. I am not here because I was shot for being a redhead. I am here because someone thought they would attack Israel,” Glick said, speaking to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau, who had come to visit him at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

“He [the attacker] came up to me and stood in front of me. I, in my naivete, did not suspect anything. He said to me, ‘I am very sorry but you are an enemy of Al-Aqsa,’ and then he shot me. There was someone with me, Shai [Malka, director of the Likud party’s nationalist camp], and he told me, ‘Yehuda, we need you,’ and then we ran,” said Glick, according to Israel Hayom.

Posted on November 18, 2014 .