Rabbi Glick threatened during interrogation
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:33 Former Knesset Member Rabbi Yehuda Glick was released from the Merchav David (Old City) Police Station during the late morning hours of Wednesday, February 19. Upon leaving the station, Rabbi Glick said that the police are trying to blow something out of proportion, at worst a human error, in order to demonize him. And it is all designed to cover up the extreme discrimination that the police exhibit towards Jews on the Temple Mount. R. Glick: “We will not allow the police to change the subject from the main issue, which is the degrading manner in which the police all too frequently treat Jews on the Temple Mount.” R. Glick related that during interrogation the interrogator threatened him: If he did not stop slandering (according to the interrogator) the police, they would leak material from the investigation in order to humiliate him. R. Glick stated that the police are currently interested only in their public image, not in investigating the truth, not in human rights, only in covering up yesterday’s false detention. “I will continue this struggle – there is no more justified than it – to turn the Temple Mount into a house of prayer for all nations, without discrimination against anyone, as President Trump said in the Deal of the Century, ‘Temple Mount for All’. I call on the public, in Israel and around the world, to join the international campaign we are launching at the Shalom Jerusalem Foundation, which includes posts with the hashtag #TempleMount4All.” R. Glick added that, “The last time that the Israeli Police launched a campaign to demonize Yehuda Glick, the Islamic Movement got the message and it ended with an assassination attempt on my life. I really hope that someone in the police stops the dangerous harassment before it is too late. It is important to return to the Jerusalem Police, the good status that they had for many years under the command of Major-General Yoram HaLevi.” Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar, who is representing Rabbi Glick, censured the police conduct: “Again the Israeli Police have demonstrated impulsive and problematic conduct. All of this in light of the fact that the detention earlier was a false detention, which humiliated the Israeli Police. This entire unnecessary incident could have been prevented if yesterday afternoon they [the police] had picked up a phone and asked R. Glick if he had accidentally taken documents from his investigative file. Instead of that they ran to the court, searched his house, and unnecessarily detained him. What a pity.” For a selection of cases in which Honenu Attorneys represented Jews detained on or near the Temple Mount please see here.