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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Ha'aretz: `Jews don't stab Jews'

By Amiram Barkat

Demonstrators protesting yesterday against intolerance and the stabbing of three marchers during the Jerusalem gay pride parade last Thursday. The sign reads "Jews don't stab Jews," a play on anti-disengagement slogans.

The alleged assailant, Yishai Schlisel, was charged with three counts of attempted murder in Jerusalem District Court yesterday. Schlisel, an Orthodox Jew from Upper Modi'in, was quoted as telling police officers who interrogated him that he "came to kill in the name of God."

According to the indictment filed against Shlisel, the defendant carefully planned his actions, purchasing the 18-centimeter-long knife in advance, hiding it in his waistcoat and ambushing the marchers along the parade's route. As the marchers passed he ran between them, managing to stab three until police pinned him to the ground. One of Schlisel's victims was seriously wounded, and two were lightly hurt. State prosecutors argued during his remand extension hearing that he posed a danger to society as a whole and to the homosexual community in particular. They quoted Schlisel as saying, "Such a thing [as the gay pride parade] cannot happen in Israel, it's sacrilegious."


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