Rabbi Yehuda Glicks’s condition has shown a “slight improvement” and doctors are optimistic although he has not out of danger, Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital told The Jewish Press Friday morning.
Doctors are keeping him under sedation and on life support systems, but he is not in a coma.
The hospital’s spokeswoman said that Rabbi Glick’s condition improved enough Thursday night to enable doctors to perform a procedure, without taking him to the operating room, to repair damage to his stomach, which suffered wounds from the gunshots of the Jerusalem Arab terrorist who tried to kill him Wednesday night.
He underwent an operation when he was arrived at the hospital, and doctors are considering another operation on Friday depending on his condition.
Rabbi Glick, who lives in the southern Hebron Hills, has been campaigning for years for “complete and comprehensive freedom and civil rights for Jews on the Temple Mount.
Arab media, and some Israeli leftists as well as international media, have termed him an ”extremist,” but he has never been involved in violent activity or preached incitement.
He has faced dozens of arrests for trying to ascend the Temple Mount but earlier this year won a court battle against police who have tried to keep him away from the holy site because Arabs consider him “provocative.”
The courts also have awarded damages to Glick for two wrongful arrests while he filmed police barring entry to the Temple Mount to Jews who were dressed in religious clothing.