Knesset Members condemned on Wednesday night the shooting of leading Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot and very seriously wounded outside the Begin Heritage center in the capital.
Doctors at the Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem are fighting for Glick’s life.
Jewish Home chairman, Minister Naftali Bennett, said the shooting “is crossing a red line of blood. Security is not brought with words but with deeds, and I call on the Prime Minister to restore the sovereignty of Israel and its capital immediately.”
MK Miri Regev (Likud), head of the Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee, said, “The attempted murder of Yehuda Glick this evening in the heart of Jerusalem is an escalation with regards to the personal security of the citizens of Jerusalem. A situation in which a Jews who fights for his ideals finds himself in the midst of a murder attempt cannot happen. Those who do not fight for the right of Jews to live in peace and security in Jerusalem, will receive murderous Palestinian terror throughout the country. Israel must cut down the terrorists and their dispatchers. I wish Yehuda Glick a speedy recovery.”
MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home) said the shooting “is the result of the ongoing incitement by [Palestinian Authority Chairman] Abbas on the one hand, and Israel’s stuttering on the issue of the Temple Mount on the other hand. I call on the government to make clear that terrorism does not pay off, and open the Temple Mount for Jewish prayer this week.”
MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) said, "The attempted murder in the heart of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, of Yehuda Glick, a human rights activist on the Temple Mount, is shocking. This requires a ‘Defensive Shield’ style operation in Jerusalem to arrest all the leaders of terrorist organizations.”
He added, “We must also strengthen Israeli control of the Temple Mount decisively, to prevent any violence on the Mount, and in the entire Jerusalem area. Personally I am not among those who ascend the Temple Mount because of its holiness, but we should make clear from a national perspective that the Temple Mount is in our hands.”
MK Yoni Chetboun (Jewish Home) said, "I urge the Israeli government to come to its senses. It is inconceivable that a country will tolerate rampant terrorism in its capital as a fait accompli. You fight terrorism, you don’t accept it.”
Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said, "I am shocked by the murder attempt of Yehuda Glick, a man of pure faith, a warrior of truth for the right of all Jews to the Temple Mount. This is another link in the chain of attacks that do not distinguish between an adult and a baby. I call on the government to work for the freedom of worship on the Temple Mount, the heart of Jewish existence.”
MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) wrote on Facebook, “Yehuda Glick was shot at close range in Jerusalem tonight. Yehuda is not a ‘right-wing activist’ but a human rights activist who works for freedom of worship.”
She added, “I wish him a speedy recovery, and call on the Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Security to find the perpetrators, restore the sovereignty and security of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and to allow Jews to pray at the site.”
MK Danny Danon (Likud) called for the police to respond to the shooting.
"Only an outstretched arm and police and military strength will quiet the capital of Israel. I call on the Prime Minister to instruct all the security forces to operate with determination to suppress these murderous acts," he said.