The Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been closed to all visitors - Muslims, Jews and Christians - because of an attempted assassination on one of the leading Jewish Temple Mount activist.
With more on this story here is Jim DeYoung, Jr. in Jerusalem.
Jim DeYoung, Jr.: Rabbi Yehuda Glick who founded and heads the LIBA initiative for Jewish freedom on the Temple Mount was shot in the chest on Wednesday night outside the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, after the shooter pulled up on a motorcycle and confirmed the identity before shooting.
Rabbi Glick had been speaking minutes before being shot at an event for Jewish Rights on the Temple Mount, that had hosted leading religious figures and members of Knesset. Likud member of Knesset Moshe Feiglin was with Glick when he was shot.
The 50-year-old advocate for Jewish Rights at Judaism's Holiest site is in critical but stable condition, according to Shaare Zedek Hospital, Islamic Jihad has just confirmed official responsibility for the attack; meanwhile, the Temple Mount remains closed to all visitors - Jewish, Muslim or Christians.
Police and border patrol are deployed in the neighborhood and throughout the city to maintain security.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
An assassination attempt on a Jewish activist who wants to be able to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is a precursor for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
Yehuda Glick, former director of the Temple Institute, the people preparing to build a Temple on the Temple Mount, and who is now leading a campaign to be able to have access to the Temple Mount for Jewish people, but also be allowed to pray on Judaism's most sacred piece of real estate; has been gunned down by a radical Muslim, this is evidence that control of the Temple Mount is going to be an ongoing battle.
Zechariah, the ancient Jewish prophet some 2,500 years ago said that the Temple Mount would be the center of controversy in the Last Days, Zechariah 12:2. In Zechariah 1:14, the Lord said that He was jealous for Jerusalem, actually aggressively possessive of this piece of real estate and that He would return to the earth and build His Temple where He will rule and reign forever there on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.