Glick’s Wife: ‘Police Abandoned Him, Treated Him as Threat’
Yafi Glick, the wife of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, criticized the authorities for not providing protection to her husband and asked the people of Israel to pray for his recovery in an interview with Channel 2.
Glick, a well known activist for the rights of Jews on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism where Jews have been forbidden to pray, was shot three times by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem on Wednesday night outside of the Begin Heritage Center in an assassination attempt.
“These are difficult times for all of us, we believe that God is with us now and will save us this time too,” Yafi said.
“I hope that in a few hours he will be able to answer his own questions,” she said. “I’m currently trying to focus on prayer and finding those who can join – we need God’s mercy and so we need to pray. I pray that Yehuda Yehoshua ben Ita Breinda (Glick) should have a full recovery like all the sick persons of Israel.'”
“We want to thank the entire staff at the hospital and all the Israeli people who have given us the message that they are with us; it’s very heartwarming.”
“We have a stomach full [of anger], the authorities not only abandoned him but also went against him – however, at this time we do not want to settle the accounts Yehuda had with the system,” she said.
According to Yafi, Glick was not given a protective detail, as he was the one defined as a danger.
“Authorities believed they had to defend the (Arab) population against Yehuda Glick – maybe now they’ll understand that we have to protect Glick from the Muslim public.”
Yafi knows that her husband receives threats because of his ongoing actions. “I recently went on his Facebook page and saw curses in Arabic. He is not stupid – he understands he is being threatened, but in the dynamic between us, it was always him who was supporting and comforting. I realize the situation is not simple.”
The many threats, which finally resulted in the shooting, did not deter Glick.
“He completely believed that this is what’s right and what needs to be done, and that’s why we’re here,” his wife explained. “He believed that this was the Zionism of 2014, and he was willing to devote himself entirely to it.”