Scene of shooting in Jerusalem..
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Police received no report of a specific threat on the life of Yehuda Glick before he was badly wounded in a shooting in Jerusalem Wednesday night, Israel Police Commissioner Inspector General Yochanan Danino said Thursday.
Danino said that “when we receive a report of a specific threat we are updated and take action if there is a need to do so. There wasn’t a specific threat [against Glick] that we received that required these actions.”
Glick’s father and others close to the Temple Mount activist have said since Wednesday night that he had complained to police at least five times recently about threats, but was not provided protection.
He added that regardless police will carry out a probe on their conduct before and after the shooting attack, and into how their officers conducted themselves during the raid in Abu Tor on Thursday during which the shooting suspect, Muataz Hijazi, was killed by police.
Police said Thursday that the YAMAM counter-terror unit officers opened fire after Hijazi began shooting at them as they closed in.
Following a situation assessment meeting, police and security services decided to reopen the Temple Mount on Friday.