الأحد , يونيو 14 2020

Israel teen stabbed at Gay Pride dies

Plainclothes Israeli police detain an-ultra Orthodox Jew after he attacked people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Schlissel was arrested

A teenage girl who was stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem has died from her wounds, doctors say.

Shira Banki, 16, was one of six people attacked at the event on Thursday.

She was rushed to the Hadassah Medical Centre with serious wounds, but doctors were unable to save her. The other victims suffered various degrees of injuries.

Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, who carried out a similar attack in 2005, was arrested at the scene.

Dramatic images showed the suspect reaching inside his coat and raising a knife above his head.

He then began stabbing marchers while screaming, before being tackled by a police officer.


A photographer captured the moments before the attack


Schlissel was released from prison just three weeks ago

‘We marched through blood’

The parade continued after the wounded were taken to hospital, with protesters chanting “end the violence”.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack as “a most serious incident”.

The Gay Pride event has long been a source of tension between Jerusalem’s secular majority and its Jewish Orthodox communities.


Thousands attended an anti-homophobia rally on Saturday in Jerusalem

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