Following an October assassination attempt that nearly took his life, and subsequent court-ordered ban from ascending the Temple Mount, on Tuesday morning a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Judge allowed Rabbi Yehuda Glick to return to the contested holy site on a limited basis.
Despite police opposition alleging that Glick presents a danger to the public order at the compound, Judge Miriam Kasklasi ruled that Glick can visit the Temple Mount once a month, without a cell phone.
While police argued that Glick is a security threat due to the Muslim incitement he engenders by advocating that Jews be permitted to freely visit and pray at the holy site, Kasklasi said he could return on the condition that he does not “aggravate the Muslims.”
It remains unclear when Glick will return.
Following the assassination attempt, during which Glick was shot four times, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich and Jerusalem Police Chief Moshe Edri took the unusual step of temporarily closing of the Temple Mount to Jews and Arabs to avert further unrest.
Glick, a spokesman for the Joint Committee of Temple Organizations, was in serious condition after being shot four times in front of the capital’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center On October 30.
The Arab suspect rode a motor bike to flee the scene, and was later killed in a police shootout near his east Jerusalem home.