Following his release from an Israeli prison two years ago, Moataz Hejazi, the terrorist suspected of shooting right-wing activist Yehuda Glick on Wednesday night, gave an interview to Palestinian TV Al Quds and was quoted as saying “I wish to be a thorn in the throat of the Zionist plan to Judaize Jerusalem.”
The suspect police believed attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center Wednesday night was killed after exchanging gunfire with police at his east Jerusalem home Thursday morning.
“Counter-terrorism operations surrounded the house of the suspect, and as soon as officers took their positions they were fired upon by the him,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. “Shots were immediately returned by police killing the suspect.”
Rosenfeld said a subsequent raid of the suspect’s home revealed evidence that he was indeed responsible for Glick’s shooting.
I’m betting (praying) that Rabbi Glick is walking freely on the Temple Mount when whatshisface is long forgotten.
Alas, that day is not today:
After the shooting of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Wednesday night, police closed off the Temple Mount to both Jews and Arabs, for fear that mounting tensions between both sides would erupt into a full-fledged riot.
But witnesses Thursday said that the ban had apparently been partially lifted: Arab Muslims were observed on the Mount, but Jews are not being allowed to ascend.
On his way to the Mount Thursday was MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud), who was set to attempt to visit the Mount along with other MKs and activists.
PS: Glick is a dual Israeli-American citizen. Will the Obama administration demand an explanation from Abbas, as he did from the Israelis after they shot an Arab teen (with American citizenship) for throwing rocks or molotov cocktails?