AN extremist Orthodox Jewish man has allegedly stabbed six people taking part in the Jerusalem Gay Pride march.
The suspect, who had just completed a 10-year sentence for a similar attack in 2005, was caught on camera just as he stormed the parade with a knife
Israeli police say the attack occurred in Jerusalem’s city centre, and the suspect, identified as Yishai Shlissel, was quickly arrested.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) July 30, 2015
Despite the incident, the parade and its hundreds of marchers continued on afterwards, despite the blood on the road.
According to BBC News, two of stabbed victims were in a “serious condition”.
After the march, hundreds gathered in Zion Square to protest against homophobia.
— Mori Rothman-Zecher (@Moriel_RZ) July 30, 2015
Jerusalem Gay Pride has long been a source of tension between the city’s secular majority and its Jewish Orthodox communities.
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