Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick was the victim of a stone-throwing attack almost precisely one year after he miraculously survived being shot four times. On Thursday night, Glick was riding in a car driven by Rabbi Re’am HaCohen on Route 60 between Bet Omar and Karmei Tsur when they were attacked.
That particular spot is frequently targeted by Arabs for this type of attack. Several cars had already been attacked before the car carrying Glick arrived, and a car ahead of his had lost control and crashed, injuring a young pregnant woman. The attack on Thursday night came one year, one hour, and one minute after the shooting attack that nearly killed him.
On Friday, Rabbi Glick posted on Facebook about the incident:
“I was saved from rock-throwing. One of the rocks smashed the side window, and I was lucky that the righteous Rabbi Re’am HaCohen was the driver. By his merit, the only damage was to the body of the car.”
“Blessed is He who has not taken away His loving kindness from me for even a minute.”
He also added in parentheses, “To all who noted (a discrepancy in the dates), it is the Arabs who go by the Gregorian calendar, not me.”
Rabbi Glick is the Chairman of Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, which works towards universal prayer on the Temple Mount. He was shot year at point-blank range by an Islamic Jihad terrorist outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.
In May, a Jerusalem Magistrates Court ordered the Israeli police to pay Rabbi Glick 30,000 NIS compensation for two wrongful arrests in which he claimed the police discriminate against Jews on the Temple Mount.
He also heads LIBA, funded by the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation and the Israel Independence Fund, which conducts legal advocacy to advance civil rights at the site as well as public advocacy promoting Jewish visitation.