Glick: Let Me Testify in Home Demolition Case

Temple Mount rights activist and terror survivor applies to contest petition keeping his would-be-assassin's home from demolition.

Yishai Karov,

Yehuda Glick
Yehuda Glick
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Temple Mount activist and assassination attempt survivor Yehuda Glick has reached out to legal rights group Honenu Monday, in an appeal to the High Court for Justice to testify about his ordeal in court during deliberations over the legality of demolishing his assassin's home. 

Two weeks ago, the High Court decided to suspend the demolition order for the home of Palestinian terrorist Mu'taz Hijazi, who shot Glick four times in the chest on October 29 after Glick spoke at an event promoting equal prayer rights at Judaism's holiest site.

Hijazi was killed during a shootout with the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) and the IDF less than 24 hours later. 

Glick was critically wounded in the attack, but following a series of surgeries that had part of his lungs and intestines removed he made a miraculous recovery.

The decision to suspend the demolition after Hijazi's family petitioned against it infuriated right-wing politicians and Temple Mount supporters, as the move was meant to be a deterrent for future terrorism amid a slew of rampages and terror attacks in Israel's capital. 

Honenu senior Attorney Hur Uriel Nizri explained that if Glick were able to testify, however, it could be a game-changer in the case.

"[Glick has a] real interest, personally and directly in the petition, and he is personally liable to suffer the consequences [of it]," Nizri said. "The applicant's failure to issue an official response would prevent him from speaking out about the harm that could be caused without hearing the arguments of the petitioner in the petition."

Nizri added that the issue is "key" to Israeli society and how it handles terrorism. The panel of three High Court judges apparently made their decision to postpone the demolition of Hijazi's home because Glick recovered, and because Hijazi's family claimed they didn't know he planned to attack.




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