Assault on R. Glick recognized as terror attack

R. Glick; Photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

R. Glick; Photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Sunday, August 30, 2020, 20:16 Rabbi Yehuda Glick has been recognized for a second time as a victim of terror. (The previous attack was an October 2014 assassination attempt.) In accordance with the circumstances, the Jerusalem Police have authorized as nationalistically motivated the June 4 attack on Rabbi Glick. The attack occurred when he visited the bereaved family of Iyad al-Hallak in the Wadi Joz neighborhood of Jerusalem. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is representing Rabbi Glick, stated that he would use all means to ensure that the terrorists are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Rabbi Glick was attacked by a mob, injured in all parts of his body and barely escaped alive. Some of the attackers were apprehended and three of them have been indicted. In a plea bargain arrangement, one of the defendants was offered a five-month active prison term and payment of 4,000 NIS in compensation to Rabbi Glick. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher: “The attack was definitely carried out because Rabbi Yehuda is Jewish. It was an attack on Jews. We think that the case should have been handled with greater stringency. Unfortunately the suit was filed without the racial clause and thus the plea bargain arrangement with one of the defendants was carried out without our knowledge. We will act with all means available to us so that at least the clauses in the indictment with which the attackers have been charged will be handled as stringently as possible.” Rabbi Yehdua Glick: “It is obvious to anyone with intelligence that the attack which I experienced was not an argument over a parking place. I thank the police for the authorization of the terror attack, and as far as I am concerned, the most important thing is the obligation of the Israeli Police to create an effective deterrence so that Jews will not be afraid to walk on the street, anywhere in Israel and all the more so in Jerusalem, our capital city. I thank Honenu for the personal and intensive assistance from the first moment. G-d willing I will continue to act fearlessly for the sake of peace in Jerusalem and to transform the city into the global center for Torah, prayer, and peace.”

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