5 Death Threats Against Glick Before Shooting

Five separate death threats were made against Glick before Wednesday's attack, his family reveals - and police did nothing.

Moshe Cohen and Tova Dvorin ,

Arab protesters on Temple Mount (file)
Arab protesters on Temple Mount (file)
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Members of Yehuda Glick's family said they were not surprised at the attempted murder by Arab terrorists of the Temple Mount activist.

Speaking to reporters, Professor Shimon Glick, Yehuda's father, said that his son had complained to police of threats against his life “many times,” but had been ignored.

The elder Glick is the former Dean of Ben-Gurion University's medical school. He told reporters at Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem, where his son is being treated, said that “Yehuda is a man of peace, he never even raises his voice. He has to deal with Muslims and Christians, fighting for the rights of Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. He deserves to be protected, but he got none – instead he has been accused of many terrible things, none of which are true.”

In response to Shimon Glick's comments, police said that they had “no record” of any complaints by Yehuda Glick.

“We will investigate the matter of complaints by Glick in a thorough manner.” Jerusalem District police commander said that his officers had “no recollection” of complaints by Glick, “but the issue will be investigated.”

Glick - who founded and heads the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount  was deliberately targeted for nationalistic reasons. Security forces killed an Islamic Jihad terrorist, a resident of Abu Tor in East Jerusalem, on Thursday morning, on suspicion that he was involved in the shooting of Glick.

Glick was shot outside Jerusalem's Begin Center, which had been hosting an event to help in efforts to re-establish a greater Jewish presence on the Mount Wednesday night. He was rushed to Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center for immediate medical treatment and remains in serious condition.

If true, this would not be the first time the Israel police has been accused of ignoring a crucial call regarding terror against Israelis. In June, senior police officials reportedly decided to ignore a Moked 100 hotline call from abducted teens Naftali Frankel (16), Eyal Yifrah (19), and Gilad Sha'ar (16), hy"d, after they reported their own abduction. The teens were then murdered shortly after the call.