Police to Close Off Temple Mount

Police close Temple Mount for all worshipers effective immediately, following shooting of activist Yehuda Glick.

Ben Ariel ,

Arab rioters on the Temple Mount
Arab rioters on the Temple Mount
Flash 90

Police have decided to close off the Temple Mount for all worshipers effective immediately.

Wednesday night’s announcement came following a security assessment which was conducted following the shooting of Temple Mount rights activist Yehuda Glick.

Moshe Edri, the commander of the Jerusalem District of the police, announced that the decision to close the Temple Mount will be in effect until further notice.

Glick was shot and seriously wounded after a conference which took place at the Begin Heritage Center in the capital.

Witnesses said that Glick was shot outside the Begin Heritage center in Jerusalem, after a terrorist pulled up in a scooter or motorcycle and shot him before fleeing the scene.

Initial reports are indicating that Glick - who founded and heads the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount - was deliberately targeted for nationalistic reasons, but police have not yet officially announced a motive.

Glick is in serious but stable condition at the Sha’arei Tzedek Medical Center in the capital, and is undergoing surgery.

Shortly before the police announcement, MK Moshe Feiglin actually told Arutz Sheva that he thinks the Temple Mount should be opened to Jews, “but knowing the police, they will actually close the Temple Mount instead of opening it.”




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