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PHOTOS: Six Stabbed at Jerusalem Pride March

PHOTOS: Six Stabbed at Jerusalem Pride March


The suspect was just released from prison, serving a 10-year sentence for a similar attack at Jerusalem Pride a decade ago.

Jerusalem-482373644x633_0An Israeli man receives treatment after being stabbed at the Pride march. See more photos below.

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed at least six people during a Pride march in Jerusalem today, reports the Washington Blade. At least two of those victims suffered serious injuries, with one woman reportedly critically wounded.

Calling the attack "horrific," organizing group Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance's development director Tom Canning told the Blade that at least four people were injured by the man.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz identified the suspect as Yishai Shlissel, who stabbed three people at a Jerusalem Pride march in 2003. Shlissel was recently released from prison after serving a 10-year-sentence for attempted murder and aggravated assault related to that attack.

Upon being released, Schlissel had returned to his hometown, where he began distributing "hand-written pamphlets in which he called on 'all Jews faithful to God' to risk 'beatings and imprisonment' for the sake of preventing the parade," according to Haaretz.

As an estimated 5,000 people gathered to mark the annual Pride celebration with a parade through the streets of Jerusalem, Schlissel approached marchers on Keren Hayesod Street and began screaming, then pulled a knife from his coat and began stabbing his victims. Haaretz notes that a police officer was able to tackle the suspect and arrest him.

Despite the violent outburst, organizers decided to continue the march.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

Jerusalem-482387790x633_0 Israelis from religious organization Lehava demonstrate against the Pride parade with signs that say "Father, where is my mother?"

Jerusalem-482382872x633_0 Attending to the wounded.

Jerusalem-482387840x633_0Israelis from religious organization Lehava demonstrate against the parade on July 30 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Jerusalem-482373630x633_0A crowd gathers to assist a stabbing victim.

Jerusalem-482382400x633_0Police arrest Yishai Shlissel, the alleged attacker.

Jerusalem-482373914x633_0Attack victims are transported for further care.

Jerusalem-482382778x633_0Pride event participants react to the stabbings.

Jerusalem-482382960x633_0People in the crowd react to the events.

Jerusalem-482387744x633_0Israeli border police cordon off the site where Yishai Shlissel, an ultra-orthodox Jew, stabbed six people taking part in a Pride march.

Jerusalem-482387666x633_0Some participants remained, others left the scene.

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