Yehuda Glick
Yehuda GlickYossi Zamir/Flash 90

Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist who was shot at close range a week and a half ago, continues to recover at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem - and has told fellow activists to "stay strong." 

Glick still cannot talk, but he now corresponds with family and friends visiting by writing on a whiteboard.

Channel 2 reported that Glick's friend and associate, the journalist Arnon Segal, who is also a prominent activist on the Temple Mount rights issue, visited Glick Monday - and that Glick urged him to "be strong."

Segal may also be targeted by Islamist extremists, as Arutz Sheva revealed last week.

Glick also "gave everyone a lot of thanks" for the outpouring of support after the shooting.

"The operation now commands me the easiest mission: to breathe," Glick said.

After the visit, Segal told hospital staff, "this is the Yehuda we know, just connected to a ventilator. He acts and communicates with a sense of humor, even in danger."

The staff also said that while Glick still cannot speak, his situation is "encouraging," even "without words." 

"Just today he began to write on the whiteboard - it was evident that he was struggling, but this is tremendous progress," they added. "Yesterday, the situation was totally different." 

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 pulled up in a motorcycle or scooter, confirmed Glick's 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. 

Prior to the attack he had been repeatedly targeted in an online hate campaign, which has since threatened other Temple Mount activists.