Charges Against Yehuda Glick Dropped

Temple Mount activist had been charged with ignoring a police officer - until it was found that the officer never identified himself.

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Yehuda Glick
Yehuda Glick
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Temple Mount rights activist and Likudnik Yehuda Glick has been cleared of charges against him Sunday, after the Jerusalem District Court dismissed a case against Glick alleging that he ignored the instructions of a uniformed police officer. 

Glick was convicted by Traffic Court in late January of failure to comply to a policeman's orders, and was fined 1,000 shekel ($250) and banned from obtaining or holding a driver's license for 3 months. 

In February, Glick appealed to the District Court, arguing that the policeman did not identify himself as such when pulling Glick over - and that to accuse Glick of a crime for such is a "mistake." 

On Sunday, Arutz Sheva confirmed that Glick has been cleared of all charges and that he won the case - especially since he was not found guilty of any other crime. 

Glick - who founded and heads the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount – was shot in the chest on October 29 outside the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. The shooter Mu'taz Hijazi, who was an Islamic Jihad terrorist, convict, and employee at a restaurant in the Center, pulled up in a motorcycle or scooter and confirmed Glick's identity before opening fire at point-blank range. 

Prior to the attack Glick had been repeatedly targeted in an online hate campaign, and recently the Jerusalem District Court revealed that a separate attack on Glick had been planned for October 30 - one day after he was shot. An expose by Galei Yisrael shortly after the attack implied that the police did, in fact, know about the threats to Glick's life before the attack, despite their denials.