JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Temple Mount activist was in serious condition following an apparent assassination attempt in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Yehuda Glick was shot three times in the chest and stomach outside the Begin Center on Wednesday night by an unidentified assailant on a motorcycle who fled the scene, according to reports.
Glick, 50, was being being treated at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Professor Jonathan Halevy, director-general of Shaare Zedek, said in a statement close to midnight that Glick, who remained in surgery, was in serious condition, though in “better condition than when he arrived.”
Glick heads the Temple Mount Faithful organization, which advocates building a Third Temple on the holy site.
He was a speaker at a conference at the center dealing with Jewish rights at the Temple Mount.
Police have set up roadblocks in Jerusalem to try to catch the shooter.