A year after being shot four times at point-blank range by an Islamic Jihad terrorist and fighting for his life, Temple Mount rights campaigner Yehuda Glick returned on Sunday evening to the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where the assassination attempt took place.
Just moments before last year's shooting he had given an impassioned speech in support of Jewish prayers rights on the Temple Mount. Despite being Judaism's holiest site, Jews and other non-Muslims are prevented from praying there due to pressure and threats of violence from Muslim groups.
Despite his grave injuries, Yehuda Glick survived the shooting, and has since gradually returned to his work struggling for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.
“Many times, we call on people and say, ‘We’re in great need. Please pray’, but we forget to say thank you,” Glick told Arutz Sheva. “Here we decided that this year, one year exactly after my life was saved, I’m back here at the same place to say thank you to G-d almighty. Thank you for saving my life.”
“[The terrorist] tried to kill me because I symbolized the connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem. And not only did he not succeed in murdering me, but ever since that moment the connection between the people of the world and the Temple Mount is strengthening and strengthening,” he added.