Temple Mount activist Glick may visit holy site once a month, court rules

Yehuda Glick. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Yehuda Glick, a promoter of Jewish access to the Temple Mount who is now recovered from a Palestinian terrorist’s attempt to assassinate him last year, will be permitted to visit that holy site once a month, Judge Miriam Kasklasi of the Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court ruled.

According to the ruling, the Israel Police has the sole authority to decide the date and time of each visit, and Glick will be given 24 hours notice ahead of each visit to the holy site. The ruling also stipulates that while on the Temple Mount, Glick be accompanied by no more than one person, who must not have any criminal record and who can provide him with physical assistance if required.

Glick is also prohibited from carrying a smartphone or camera during his visit to avoid antagonizing the Muslim public. The court ruled that any violations of these conditions or any behavior that police officials deem a disturbance will cause the visit to be terminated immediately and constitute a reason for the state to reexamine its decision to allow the visits.

At the state’s request, the court delayed the implementation of the ruling by three days to allow the state to appeal. Judge Kasklasi stressed that “it is unnecessary to state that antagonism and attempts to stir up riots and disturb the public peace are not the sole provenance of the plaintiff or other Jews who hold the same opinions, but also of Muslim groups.”

Posted on May 6, 2015 .