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Poll: Glick Shooting Sparks More Support for Temple Mount Visits

Survey reveals that far from discouraging Jews from visiting the Temple Mount, shooting of Yehuda Glick has only made them more determined.

By Ari Soffer  First Publish: 11/17/2014, 2:52 PM

Yehuda Glick

Yehuda Glick
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When Islamist terrorist Mu’taz Hijazi shot Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick four times at point-blank range he was aiming to kill. Only by a miracle did Glick survive, although he still has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

But Hijazi was not just trying to kill Glick. As Likud MK Tzipi Hotovelipointed out during a visit to Judaism’s holiest site soon after the attack, by brazenly targeting one of the most visible figureheads in the campaign for Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount Hijazi also hoped to snuff out the movement he represents, which has been gaining considerabletraction in recent years despite fierce Muslim opposition.

Subsequent death threats were sent to other high-profile activists, MKs and even government ministers, warning them that they would be next if they continued to call for equal prayer rights for Jews on Judaism’s holiest site.

But a recent poll has revealed that the assassination attempt may have boomeranged.

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