An indictment against Har Habayis activist Yehuda Glick has been withdrawn by Israel Police have.
Glick had been accused of assaulting a Muslim woman on one of his visits to the Har Habayis, and a court, in June, banned him from returning to the Har Habayis.
The charges were dropped because the plaintiff, Zoya Badrana, is suspected of having made her story up. After being acquitted, Glick called the conduct of the police “judicial terrorism.”
Glick was born on November 20, 1965, to American parents, Brenda and Shimon Glick; the family immigrated to Israel when he was a child.
He is the leader of HaLiba, a coalition of groups dedicated to “reaching complete and comprehensive freedom and civil rights for Jews on the Temple Mount.”
Glick is chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, and previously worked as the executive director of The Temple Institute, a group that supports the building of the Third Bais Hamikdosh on the Har Habayis.
He lives in Otniel.
On October 29, 2014, Glick survived an assassination attempt by Mutaz Hijazi, a member of Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine.
Glick has led groups of Jews to walk on the Har Habayis, and has been repeatedly arrested while praying, walking and filming videos on the Har Habayis.
The senior gedolim and poskim of this generation and previous times have been unanimous in their opinion that it is halachically forbidden to ascend the Har Habayis, a violation of a kareis prohibition.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel