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Right-Wing Activist Shot in Jerusalem

Rabbi Yehuda Glick seriously wounded in reported assassination attempt

by
Stephanie Butnick
October 29, 2014
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter after a Jewish activist was wounded during a shooting outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2014. (GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter after a Jewish activist was wounded during a shooting outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2014. (GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Yehuda Glick, a well-known advocate for Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount, was shot in the chest Wednesday night in Jerusalem in what is believed to have been an assassination attempt. The U.S.-born rabbi remains in “serious condition.”

The shooting occurred as Glick exited an event at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center about the Temple Mount, at which he had spoken. According to Knesset member Moshe Feiglin the gunman drove by on a motorcycle, asked if he was Yehuda Glick, and shot him after he confirmed his identity.

The suspect remains at large, and Israeli police have set up roadblocks throughout Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post reports authorities ordered the police readiness “raised to the second highest level in every district nationwide.”

We’ll update this post as we learn more.

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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