Feiglin: Israel Gave Glick Shooter What He Wanted

Likud MK livid over reported allowance of Muslims on Temple Mount following shooting, laments that apathy was 'expected.'

Hezki Baruch ,

Moshe Feiglin at Knesset debate
Moshe Feiglin at Knesset debate
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MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) visited at Shaarei Zedek Medical Center Thursday morning, and spoke with the parents of the Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot last night at close range by a terrorist. 

Feiglin stated to reporters after the meeting, "last night, I was just another person at the scene, watching the reaction of the Israeli police, security forces and the Israeli government - the expected response."

He said, "Instead of [them] showing the murderer the opposite of what he wanted, by opening the Temple Mount to Jews, plain and simple, this morning, just the opposite happened, as indeed I observed." 

Feiglin, who was at the Temple Mount this morning, stated that "the mountain was closed to Jews and to the State of Israel - the true sovereign of the Temple Mount - the Muslim Waqf was allowing Muslims on the Mount in droves, where they prayed and ultimately rioted. Eventually riot dispersal measures had to be taken." 

"When asked to enter so that the sovereign's representative in Israel, the Israeli Knesset, will be on the Mount, not just Muslim sovereigns which actually took our place on the Mount, they didn't allow it," they continued. "I asked to speak with the prime minister and he never called me back." 

"This is the situation this morning, the reality whereby a wanted murderer is given what he wanted in full," he added. "This conduct will certainly not bring about peace, only more murders." 

Glick - who founded and heads the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount - was shot in the chest on Wednesday night outside the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, after the shooter pulled up in a motorcycle or scooter and confirmed his identity before shooting. 

He had been speaking, minutes before being shot, at an event for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount that had hosted leading religious figures and MKs. 

Feiglin had been with Glick as he was shot, and provided testimony that the terrorist had confirmed Glick's identity before doing so. 

Late Wednesday night, he made similar comments blasting the security establishment and the State of Israel for letting Palestinian incitement and terror snowball.

"Every Jew who ascends the Temple Mount is a target of violence. It starts with shouting, continues with spitting, throwing rocks and then with Yehuda being followed,” said Feiglin.

He stressed that "the writing was on the wall. The weakness of the government, the security forces and of the Minister of Public Security against the Arab conduct on the Temple Mount and the harassment of Jews, stimulates the continuation of violence and leads to attempted murder."