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Six Stabbed At Jerusalem Gay March

Posted: Jul 31, 2015 at 6:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Police have arrested a man after six people were stabbed at the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem.

A police spokesperson told the BBC that the suspect was the same man who stabbed four people at the parade in 2005.

Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for that attack and was released from prison three weeks ago.

Two of the injured are in a serious condition, the ambulance service said.

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

Hundreds of police are deployed along the route to prevent violence breaking out.