Knesset Members condemned the shooting of leading Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot and very seriously wounded outside the Begin Heritage center in the capital.
Doctors at the Sha’arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem are fighting for Glick’s life.
Jewish Home chairman, Minister Naftali Bennett, said the shooting “is crossing a red line of blood. Security is not brought with words but with deeds, and I call on the Prime Minister to restore the sovereignty of Israel and its capital immediately.”
MK Miri Regev (Likud), head of the Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee, said, “The attempted murder of Yehuda Glick this evening in the heart of Jerusalem is an escalation with regards to the personal security of the citizens of Jerusalem. A situation in which a Jews who fights for his ideals finds himself in the midst of a murder attempt cannot happen. Those who do not fight for the right of Jews to live in peace and security in Jerusalem, will receive murderous Palestinian terror throughout the country. Israel must cut down the terrorists and their dispatchers. I wish Yehuda Glick a speedy recovery.”
MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home) said the shooting “is the result of the ongoing incitement by [Palestinian Authority Chairman] Abbas on the one hand, and Israel’s stuttering on the issue of the Temple Mount on the other hand. I call on the government to make clear that terrorism does not pay off, and open the Temple Mount for Jewish prayer this week.”
MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) said, “The attempted murder in the heart of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, of Yehuda Glick, a human rights activist on the Temple Mount, is shocking. This requires a ‘Defensive Shield’ style operation in Jerusalem to arrest all the leaders of terrorist organizations.”
He added, “We must also strengthen Israeli control of the Temple Mount decisively, to prevent any violence on the Mount, and in the entire Jerusalem area. Personally I am not among those who ascend the Temple Mount because of its holiness, but we should make clear from a national perspective that the Temple Mount is in our hands.” Read more at Arutz Sheva.