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Dr. Yitz Glick in front of the Palestinian village he visits every week.

This article was originally published in December 2013.

The article is about Dr. Yitzchak Glick, the brother of Temple Activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot last week by a Muslim assassin.


The Glicks are the sons of Professor Shimon Glick, an American Oleh who helped found Ben Gurion University’s Faculty of Medicine.

On a day when snow still covers the Judean hills, a Jewish doctor from Efrat drives into the Wadi Nis Palestinian village. He is greeted by the locals with smiles and warm hellos. “There’s the doctor,” says one woman to another as Dr. Yitzchak Glick lowers his car window to say hello.

To the villagers of Wadi Nis and six other Palestinian villages in the Gush Etzion region, the kippah-wearing Dr. Glick is a familiar and welcome face. This U.S. born doctor, who made aliyah with his parents in 1974, makes personal house calls every week, providing medical treatment free of charge to Palestinian patientss.

When Dr. Glick sees Mohammed, a construction worker he treated for injuries from a fall from a building a couple of years ago, he stops and gets out of the car. Wearing a red and white keffiyeh headdress, Mohammed greets Dr. Glick with a hug and the two converse like old friends.



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