Shaarei Tzedek Hospital reports on Friday afternoon that over the past day Rabbi Yehudah Glick’s condition has stabilized and he is expected to recover.
Glick was shot by a terrorist four times on Wednesday evening outside the Begin Center in Jerusalem, in an assassination attempt. Glick was shot in the stomach, chest, neck and arm by Islamic Jihad terrorist Mu’taz Hijazi, who was subsequently killed in a police shootout in his Abu Tor home.
This morning Glick underwent stomach surgery, and part of his intestines were removed. Part of his lung was removed in the first operation.
Glick will have to undergo a third surgery, probably on Tuesday.
Dr. Ofer Merin, the head of Sharei Tzedek’s trauma unit said that “Glick has a very significant injury, and I’m hoping things settle down by the middle of next week… The more time passes, the more the danger decreases… He was very lucky… Four bullets pierced his body, but not in critical locations. He was shot in the lung, in the arm, he was hit near the spine, but it wasn’t damaged. Glick will have minimal disability… He should be able to return to a mostly normal lifestyle, but we’re not jumping to conclusions yet.”
Please pray for Yehuda Yehoshua ben Itta Breina, and we hope he will soon be able to pray and give thanks on the Temple Mount.