Assailant stabs six at Jerusalem Pride
- Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, had been released from prison three weeks earlier for good behavior after having been imprisoned for stabbing three at 2005’s Jerusalem Pride.
- Schlissel had released a threatening letter and railed against the celebration in an interview prior to the event, which is attended by thousands.
- While politicians denounced the attack, attendees sharply criticized the police for the lack of security precautions given Schlissel’s release.
“We won’t allow a single excuse for violence of any kind. Jerusalem is a place for all, and we will continue to fight together with the Israel Police against all who attempt violence to harm another. … We will continue to support all groups and communities in Jerusalem and won’t be deterred by those who try perverse ways to prevent this.”
Read the full story at The Times of Israel.
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