Police are filing criminal charges against Rabbi Yehuda Glick for illegally transporting a goat on erev Pesach, which he planned to shecht for korban pesach. The rav is what is referred to in Eretz Yisrael as a Temple Mount activist, and he wanted to bring a korban pesach and eat it with matza and marror despite the fact the Beis HaMikdosh does not stand today.
Glick was being followed by police and he was detained at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City with the goat to prevent any provocation act on Har HaBayis. They also prevented him from reaching the Churva Shul where he was to meet with others to recite seder korban pesach.
Glick protested the arrest and filed a lawsuit against police for false arrest. The court is expected to announce a verdict in the case in the coming weeks.
Ladaat.net reports that now, three years following the incident, police are planning to charge Glick with a law addressing the illegal transport of animals. The law requires a certain type of vehicle and the driver must have received a permit for transporting livestock.
Har HaBayis activists are outraged over the action of police, what they call the cynical abuse of the law, and they are calling on Knesset members to legislate appropriate laws to avoid such occurrences in the future.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)