Doctors: Glick's Life Still in Danger

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick's condition stable, but his situation is still dangerous – even precarious, doctors say.

Moshe Cohen ,

Yehuda Glick
Yehuda Glick
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Dr. Ofer Merin, deputy head of Shaare Tzedek Hospital, said at a press conference Thursday that Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick was in stable condition, but that his situation was still dangerous – even precarious.

“What we see today is a stabilization in the two main areas – blood pressure and lungs,” Merin said.

“We are not going to move him. Our plans for him for the rest of today are to keep him in intensive care, and if things continue to go well G-d willing we will do some blood tests on Friday to see what the full range of problems are. If things remain stable we will also conduct an operation on his stomach to repair rips in that organ.

“Luckily we have stopped the hemorrhaging. However I want to stress that he is still in very serious condition, and that his life is still in danger,” Merin continued.

“It is not an immediate danger, at least in the next few hours, and as long as we keep the internal bleeding down. His lungs were badly damaged and we had to remove a portion of one of his lungs. He is going to need a great deal of lung and blood rehabilitation. As long as we can keep him stable there is hope for improvement,” he added.

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.